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.
Suboxone is safe and usually well-tolerated, but some people do experience side effects, including:
Often, these symptoms resolve as your body adjusts to the medication.
At Dunia Health Clinic, the team uses Suboxone to:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.