Suboxone Medication Information
Available only by prescription, Suboxone® (buprenorphine and naloxone) is a drug approved for treating opioid dependence in adults. It comes in the form of a tablet or film, which is dissolved under the tongue once a day. Unlike most other medications used to treat opioid dependence, Suboxone can be dispensed by pharmacies in an outpatient setting, rather than by special dependence clinics. However, only certain healthcare providers who have a special certification can prescribe it.
Before using this medication, it is important to review Suboxone's safety information carefully. For instance, this medicine may not the best choice for people who have breathing problems, low blood pressure, or a history of seizures. Also, because this drug is particularly dangerous in the case of an overdose, seek immediate medical care if you have used too much Suboxone.
(Click Suboxone for more information on this medication, including exactly how it works, important safety precautions and warnings, and possible side effects.)