Suboxone is an FDA-approved medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). As a controlled substance, Suboxone should only be accessed from a licensed pharmacy using a valid prescription from a qualified provider. The Suboxone composition earns it the classification of a Schedule III drug since buprenorphine and all medications containing buprenorphine fall under this category. What is a Schedule III substance, and what do you need to know before consulting your provider about prescribing Suboxone for your OUD treatment? Learn how this controlled substance is scheduled and how you can safely access Suboxone care from a qualified provider.
Although Suboxone treatment can be life-changing for those committed to overcoming opioid use disorder, this Schedule III substance must only be accessed under the care of qualified providers, such as those at Confidant Health’s online Suboxone clinic. Our clinicians have the expertise you depend on to safely and effectively guide you through an appropriate Suboxone regimen. Get started on your road to recovery by scheduling an intake assessment with our team.
What Schedule of Drug is Suboxone?
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies Suboxone and all buprenorphine medications as Schedule III drugs. The justification for this schedule is that buprenorphine serves a medical purpose but has a moderate to low potential for abuse or dependence. In this case, the medical use of Suboxone is for the management of opioid use disorder (OUD).