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Suboxone services offered in South Seattle, Seattle, WA

If you’ve been diagnosed with opioid dependence, Suboxone® may be able to reduce cravings and get you on the road to recovery. At Dunia Health Clinic, a private medical practice, Abubakar Abdul-Rahman DNP, ARNP-BC, and the team offer Suboxone to adults and teens. They will meet no matter where you’re in your recovery journey and treat you with dignity and respect. To make an appointment at the practice in Seattle, Washington, call the office today or click the online booking feature.

Suboxone Q & A

What is Suboxone®?

Suboxone is a prescription drug that helps treat opioid dependence. Suboxone doesn’t come in a pill or capsule. Instead, it’s an oral film that you place under your tongue or between your gums and cheek. The medication slowly dissolves and enters your bloodstream.

Does Suboxone present side effects?

Suboxone is safe and usually well-tolerated, but some people do experience side effects, including:

  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Opioid withdrawal symptoms
  • Weakness and fatigue

Often, these symptoms resolve as your body adjusts to the medication.

What types of issues can Suboxone treat?

At Dunia Health Clinic, the team uses Suboxone to:

Treat opioid dependence

If you or a loved one relies on opioid medication to get through the day, Suboxone may be able to help you break the habit. Studies show that Suboxone minimizes the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal, making it easier to quit.

Reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal

Trying to quit opioid medication cold turkey can present potentially dangerous side effects. Suboxone can reduce the severe symptoms of withdrawal, making it easier for someone to enter drug rehab or another type of treatment facility.

What is the average Suboxone dose?

The Suboxone dose that the team at Dunia Health Clinic prescribes depends on several factors, including the severity of your opioid dependence, the stage of treatment you’re in, and any other underlying medical conditions you have.  

Usually, the team recommends starting with a low dosage and increasing it slowly over time. The goal is to find the least amount of medication that helps you feel better. 

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 already time for your next dose, take it, but don’t double up. If you have any questions regarding Suboxone dosage, contact the team at Dunia Health Clinic.

How long will I need to take Suboxone?

The length of time you’ll need to take Suboxone depends on how well the treatment works. Still, many people in recovery end up taking Suboxone for the rest of their lives. If you stop taking the medication, the risk of relapse increases.

To learn more about the benefits of treatment with Suboxone, make an appointment at Dunia Health Clinic by calling the office today or clicking the online booking feature.