If you’re battling opioid dependence, Suboxone® may offer the relief you need to overcome cravings and start your journey towards recovery. At Dunia Health Clinic, a private medical practice in Seattle, Washington, Abubakar Abdul-Rahman DNP, ARNP-BC, and our compassionate team provide Suboxone treatment to adults and teens. We meet you wherever you are on your path to recovery, treating you with the utmost dignity and respect. To schedule an appointment at our practice, please call our office today or use our convenient online booking feature.
Suboxone Q & A
What is Suboxone®?
Suboxone is a prescription medication designed to aid in the treatment of opioid dependence. Unlike traditional pills or capsules, Suboxone is an oral film that dissolves slowly when placed under your tongue or between your gums and cheek, allowing the medication to gradually enter your bloodstream.
Does Suboxone present side effects?
Suboxone is generally safe and well-tolerated, but some individuals may experience side effects, including headaches, anxiety, sleep disturbances, opioid withdrawal symptoms, weakness, and fatigue. Often, these symptoms improve as your body adjusts to the medication.
What types of issues can Suboxone treat?
At Dunia Health Clinic, we utilize Suboxone for the following purposes:
- Treating Opioid Dependence: If you or a loved one relies on opioid medication to manage daily life, Suboxone may assist in breaking the cycle. Research indicates that Suboxone can alleviate the discomfort associated with withdrawal, making it more manageable to quit.
- Reducing Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms: Attempting to quit opioids abruptly can lead to potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone can alleviate the severity of these symptoms, facilitating entry into drug rehabilitation or other treatment programs.
What is the average Suboxone dose?
The Suboxone dosage prescribed by the Dunia Health Clinic team depends on various factors, including the severity of your opioid dependence, your treatment stage, and any underlying medical conditions. Typically, we initiate treatment with a low dosage, gradually increasing it as needed. The objective is to find the minimum effective dose that provides relief.
What if I forget to take a dose of Suboxone?
If you forget to take a dose of Suboxone, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s close to your next scheduled dose, take that one instead—do not double up. For any concerns regarding Suboxone dosage, please contact the Dunia Health Clinic team.
How long will I need to take Suboxone?
The duration of Suboxone treatment varies based on individual response. Many individuals in recovery continue Suboxone for the long term, as discontinuing the medication can increase the risk of relapse. The focus is on optimizing your well-being and sobriety. To explore the benefits of Suboxone treatment, arrange an appointment at Dunia Health Clinic by calling our office or using our online booking feature today.