What is Suboxone?
Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. Buprenorphine is similar to other opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin however, it produces less euphoric ("high") effects and therefore may be easier to stop taking.
Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin. If Suboxone is injected, naloxone will block the effects of buprenorphine and lead to withdrawal symptoms in a person with an opioid addiction. When administered under the tongue as directed, naloxone will not affect the actions of buprenorphine.
SUBOXONE Film is a narcotic medication indicated for the treatment of opioid dependence, available only by prescription, and must be taken under a doctor's care as prescribed. It is illegal to sell or give away your SUBOXONE Film.
Opioid dependence is a challenging and complicated condition, but it can be treated. If you’re working to overcome opioid dependence, you know the experience can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why the formulation of your medication should help make your experience convenient.
Patients have shared their concerns about taking SUBOXONE® (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablets (CIII), such as:
The time the tablets take to dissolve
The difficulty of traveling with them
For some patients, these concerns can interfere with being able to focus on their daily treatment and work toward their treatment goals.
SUBOXONE Film, a new formulation of SUBOXONE, may improve your daily treatment experience. And clinical trial patients tell us they prefer SUBOXONE Film to the SUBOXONE Tablet.1a
SUBOXONE Film, an innovation in treatment experience and convenience, is indicated for long-term treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a complete treatment plan that includes counseling and support.