Suboxone is the brand name for a prescription medication used in treating those addicted to opioids, illegal or prescription. It contains the ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, blocks the opiate receptors and reduces a person’s urges. The second ingredient, naloxone, helps reverse the effects of opioids. Together, these drugs work to prevent withdrawal symptoms associated with an opioid addiction.
Unlike other opioid replacement medications that require a prescription from a specialized treatment center, Suboxone can be prescribed by your your board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. Many people use Suboxone at the start of treatment, as well as in continuing treatment and recovery. Your your board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner or addiction counselor can help you come up with a personalized treatment plan.
While Suboxone can help you manage the symptoms of withdrawal that come from quitting opioids, it’s important to find a comprehensive treatment program. Counseling and therapy can help you target your underlying reason for opioid use, and find new ways to cope with pain and stress.
ZUBSOLV® (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablet (CIII) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal) as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy. Zubsolv is a patient preferred treatment option of opioid addiction.