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What is Suboxone?

Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication, sometimes called a narcotic. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioid medication, including pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse.

Suboxone is used to treat narcotic (opiate) addiction.

Suboxone is not for use as a pain medication.

Suboxone side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Suboxone: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Like other narcotic medicines, Suboxone can slow your breathing. Death may occur if breathing becomes too weak. A person caring for you should seek emergency medical attention if you have slow breathing with long pauses, blue colored lips, or if you are hard to wake up.

What Are Buprenorphine and Suboxone?

Buprenorphine medication relieves the withdrawal symptoms caused by opioid use disorder. It activates the opioid receptors in your brain to reduce your withdrawal symptoms and help you focus on recovery. As a compound medication, Suboxone contains buprenorphine and naloxone, a medicine that reverses opioid overdose. The naloxone in Suboxone protects patients by discouraging misuse through injection.