What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a marketing name for buprenorphine/naloxone. It is a combination medication that contains buprenorphine while is an opioid substance and have similar effects on the body as other opioids, and naloxone, which is a non-opioid substance that blocks the effects of opioid medication. This combination makes it an ideal medicine for the treatment of narcotic addiction.
The DEA has classified this medicine as a schedule III controlled substance, which means you will need a prescription to buy Suboxone online. It is an opioid medication, and long term use can lead to physical dependence.
The primary use of this medication is to treat narcotic withdrawal symptoms. It contains two substances, and both work in tandem to counter the effects of opiate withdrawal. The buprenorphine reduces the withdrawal symptoms and curbs the craving for the drug, but being a partial agonist-antagonist, it does not cause a high like a regular opioid.
Naloxone, which is present in this medicine, works by blocking the effects of the opioid on your body to minimize the risk of getting addicted. You should be cautious while taking this drug because if you overdose then the naloxone can completely block the effects of opioid and makes the withdrawal symptoms even worse.
Proper dosage of Suboxone
You should consult your doctor before taking this drug, as only a doctor can determine an appropriate dose for you based on age, the severity of the addiction, weight, and mental and physical health. It is easy to mess up the dosage if you buy Suboxone online without consulting your doctor.
Day 1 dose
Doctors start with 2mg/0.5mg or 4mg/1mg dose
They increase the dose by 2mg to 4mg at 2 hours intervals
The first-day dose is 8mg/2mg under the supervision of a doctor
Day 2 dose
16mg/4mg in a single day
Your doctor will set your regular dose after observing your body’s reaction to the medicine, which you have to follow throughout the treatment period.
This medicine can cause mild to severe side effects. The reaction of this drug varies from person to person, so you should talk to a doctor if you face any problems after taking this medicine. An easy way to avoid these side effects is to follow the medicine guide that you might get when you order Suboxone online.
Common side effects
- Stomach pain
- Feeling drunk
- Back pain
- Burning tongue
- Redness in mouth
- Opioid withdrawal symptoms
- Numbness or tingling
Severe side effects
- Slow or shallow breathing
- Difficulty waking up
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Unusual tiredness
- Liver damage
These are not all the symptoms that you can experience while using this medicine. If you experience any undesirable effects, then you should immediately stop using this drug and consult your doctor about continuing the treatment.
Precautions to take while using Suboxone
Suboxone is potent medicine and can cause various problems if you are not careful while using it. These problems can also increase if you change the dosage your doctor has recommended. To avoid any potential issues that might occur from taking this medicine, you should keep a note of the following points.
Extended use of this medicine can lead to abuse, misuse, or addiction.
This medicine can cause breathing problems, so don’t take it if you have any medical conditions like asthma.
Avoid performing tasks that require your attention like driving, operating machines, etc. under the influence of this drug, as doing so can be dangerous.
Mixing this drug with alcoholic beverages or marijuana can increase the risk of thee side effects.
Avoid taking this drug with any other prescription or non-prescription medication without consulting your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you have any health condition before taking this medicine.
You should also avoid this drug during pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding, as it can cause severe health problems in infants.
You should be more careful while giving this medicine to older people and children, as they can be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine.