Suboxone Overdose

Treating a Suboxone Overdose

Early treatment after an overdose is essential. An antidote, such as naloxone (Narcan®), may be administered to counteract the overdose effects. Because the overdose effects will last longer than the effects of the antidote, repeated antidote doses may be needed. However, naloxone may not be completely effective for reversing the dangerous breathing problems associated with an overdose of Suboxone.
 
Treatment will also involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Examples of supportive treatment may include oxygen treatment and intravenous fluids, if necessary.
 
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have taken too much Suboxone.
 
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