Subutex Medication Information
If you are looking for information about Subutex® (sublingual buprenorphine), it is important to consider all the benefits and potential risks of the medication. For example, Subutex is a narcotic opioid medication, with a potential for abuse. This pain medication may not be suitable for people with breathing problems, heart disease, or certain other medical conditions.
Subutex is prescribed for treating opioid dependence in adults. Although most people do not experience problems with this drug, Subutex can cause side effects, including nausea, headaches, and insomnia.
This drug comes in the form of small tablets that dissolve in the mouth under the tongue. It is usually taken once a day. Your dose will depend on the type and dosage of other opioids you have been taking and other medications you are taking, among other things.
(Click Subutex for a complete overview of this opioid medication, including information on how it works, potential side effects, safety precautions, and tips on when and how to take it.)