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Suboxone Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of Suboxone are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • The urge to use more Suboxone than prescribed
  • Any difficulty breathing, including reduced, shallow, slow, or irregular breathing
  • Confusion or problems thinking, walking, or talking
  • Severe constipation
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness
  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) or high liver enzymes (found using a blood test)
  • Dizziness when getting up from a seated or lying position, which may be a sign of low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Unusual changes in behavior or mood, such as:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
Even when used in normal doses, Suboxone can be lethal for people who are not accustomed to taking opioids. This is why it is important to keep this medication out of reach of children and pets (see Suboxone Overdose for more information).

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the Suboxone side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using Suboxone or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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