Suboxone is an FDA-approved medication that can help treat people who are experiencing opioid use disorder (OUD). It has been shown to be an effective treatment for opioid addiction, which according to the American Psychiatric Association affects close to two million Americans. The drug works by altering the person's brain chemistry and will stop withdrawal symptoms, while also reducing cravings for drugs like opioids.
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How does Suboxone work?
One of the most common forms of treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is Suboxone. The medication works by blocking the effects of opioids, which can counteract any high feelings. It also helps with withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
The use of opioids has increased in recent years due to the prescription of painkillers. Opioids are very addictive and can have severe effects on your mental health. If you suspect that you are experiencing OUD, seek help through the Confidant Health app right away.
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What is the medication Suboxone?
Suboxone is a medication used to treat opioid addiction. It contains buprenorphine and naloxone. The drug helps reduce withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and the desire to misuse opioids.
The term “opioid” refers to drugs that act on opioid receptors in the brain, including illegal drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and morphine as well as pain relievers available legally by prescription like morphine or oxycodone.
Doctors use Suboxone for two main reasons:
1. It helps people experiencing withdrawal symptoms from other drugs like opioids;
2. It helps people stop taking other opioid-based medications altogether without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms.
How does Suboxone work for treating OUD?
Suboxone is an opioid addiction medication that helps to stop withdrawal symptoms and cravings. It is commonly used in the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).
The Suboxone tablet contains two active ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone. The buprenorphine blocks the cravings from opioids, while the naloxone works with the body to prevent misuse by people who might want to use or inject it.
How does a virtual suboxone clinic work?
Confidant Health’s virtual suboxone clinic can provide consultation services and treatments through its app, unlike residential treatment centers. Our service is designed for people who are unable to travel to a hospital because of the expense or time commitment. Our goal is to provide consistent care at all hours without geographic limitations.
How does Suboxone compare to other opioids?
Opioids are a class of drugs that includes both prescription painkillers, and illegal drugs such as heroin. It has been found that opioid addiction is a growing issue in the United States.
An opioid can be how someone with chronic pain is treated, or it can be used as a recreational drug. If the person takes too much of an opioid they may have an overdose, which can lead to death by respiratory depression. Suboxone is a drug used to treat people with opioid addiction and help them with their addiction.
What are the drawbacks to using Suboxone?
One of the drawbacks to using suboxone is the high cost. One of the most expensive drugs on the market, Suboxone can cost an individual up to $400 for one month.
It also has some unpleasant side effects that can make treatment difficult or uncomfortable. For example, many people report developing a tolerance after taking Suboxone for a few months which means they need to take more and more of the drug just to feel normal again.
The only way to avoid these side effects is by starting with a low dose and then slowly increasing it over time. Contact Confidant Health if you have any more queries about Suboxone.
What are the side effects of Suboxone?
According to the American Addiction Centers, side effects can vary from person to person, but typically they are the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Numb mouth
- Painful tongue
- Dizziness and fainting
- Problems with concentration
- Irregular heartbeat
- Blurry vision
- Back pain
Is Suboxone better than Methadone?
Methadone is often prescribed for the treatment of opioid addiction. It works by occupying opioid receptors in the brain so that other opioids cannot act on them. However, not all patients with an opioid addiction respond to methadone treatment.
The use of Suboxone in the treatment of opioid addiction has increased over the past decade with many doctors favoring it over traditional methadone programs. The reason is that, according to the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Suboxone is more potent and is, therefore, less likely to cause withdrawal symptoms among patients who are trying to end their addiction.
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