Suboxone treatment has helped many people overcome their struggles with opioid use disorder (OUD). However, you should only access Suboxone care from a qualified provider. Undergoing Suboxone treatment with a medical professional can protect you from the dangers of counterfeit Suboxone as well as adverse drug interactions such as those between Suboxone and Xanax. Taking Suboxone with other medications can amplify the effects of both drugs, leading to severe and potentially fatal side effects. If you receive Xanax treatment for anxiety management and are interested in accessing Suboxone care for OUD, it is essential that you consult with your provider about safer alternatives for anxiety treatment.
To get the answers you need about safe, effective Suboxone care, reach out to the professionals at Confidant Health’s online Suboxone clinic. Our thorough intake assessment considers all medications you take to ensure your safety throughout treatment. With the help of our experts, you'll find the appropriate treatment plan for opioid use disorder and anxiety management. Schedule an assessment with our team today to get started on your road to recovery.
What Is Suboxone?
Suboxone is an FDA-approved medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). This medication combines buprenorphine, an opioid partial agonist, and naloxone, an opioid antagonist. The buprenorphine interacts with opioid receptors in the brain to produce a milder euphoria than other opioids and alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids and is added to minimize the risk of misuse or overdose.
What Is Xanax?
Xanax, a brand name of the drug alprazolam, is a benzodiazepine medication used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and insomnia. It is a fast-acting medication, usually producing effects within an hour, so it is most effective for the short-term relief of anxiety symptoms.
A healthcare provider may prescribe Xanax to help you manage panic or anxiousness. Xanax works by increasing gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels in the brain, significantly increasing feelings of calm and relaxation. Some people receive temporary Xanax treatment after experiencing traumatic events, while others may be prescribed long-term Xanax treatment to manage chronic anxiety and panic symptoms from generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder.
Even when accessing Xanax with a valid prescription, you can experience adverse side effects and develop an addiction to your medication. Following your provider's instructions is critical when receiving Xanax treatment to minimize side effects and the risk of addiction.