What is Suboxone?

  Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid. Opioid drugs occasionally.

Naloxone is a specific drug that prevents the effects of other drugs.

Suboxone is used to treat narcotic (opioid) addiction.

Suboxone can be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important information about Suboxone

  Using this medicine increases the serious side effects or death incorrectly. Even if you have used other narcotic medications, you can also have serious side effects when taking Suboxone. Follow the dosing instructions.

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to buprenorphine or naloxone (NARC).

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Never give Suboxone another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse and addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others can not get to it.

Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with Suboxone. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.

You should not breast-feed while taking this medicine.

Do not take Suboxone for persons under 18 years without medical advice. Use this medication in children can lead to death. Talk with your doctor if your child has accidentally swallowed the product.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how it will affect you Suboxone.

Before Suboxone

  Do not take Suboxone if you are allergic to buprenorphine and naloxone (NARC).

Make sure that Suboxone is safe for you, tell your doctor if:

  • asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea, or other breathing disorders;

  • an enlarged prostate or urination problems;

  • liver disease;

  • kidney disease;

  • curvature of the spine that affects breathing;

  • thyroid;

  • gallbladder disease;

  • Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency);

  • History of mental illness, hallucinations and psychotic episodes;

  • History of drug or alcohol abuse, or

  • The history of head injury or brain tumor.

Buprenorphine can be addictive. Never give Suboxone another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse and addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others can not get to it.

FDA pregnancy category C. Suboxone is not known to harm an unborn baby. Suboxone can cause addiction or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if you take the medication during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Buprenorphine in breast milk and harm nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking this medicine.

Do not take Suboxone for persons under 18 years without medical advice. Use this medication in children can lead to death. Talk with your doctor if your child has accidentally swallowed the product.

How Suboxone?

  SUBOXONE exactly as your doctor has told you. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Never take this medication in larger quantities or longer than prescribed. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

By using buprenorphine in accordance with the increase of serious side effects or even cause death. Even if you have used other narcotic medications, you can also have serious side effects of buprenorphine.

Before taking this medication, drink a glass of water to moisten the mouth. Place tablet under tongue or sublingual film under the tongue and let dissolve. Do not chew the tablet or film, and do not swallow whole.

This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow the instructions below. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Do not suddenly stop taking Suboxone after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using Suboxone.

Do not crush or dissolve the tablet film mixed liquid injecting the drug into a vein. This practice led to the death of misuse of buprenorphine and similar prescription drugs.

Wear a medical alert tag or carry proof that you are taking Suboxone. Each health care provider who treats you should know how to deal with drug addiction. Make sure that your family knows that buprenorphine is used in case you need to talk to your emergency.

Suboxone at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep sublingual film in a plastic bag until ready to use. After opening the bag, you can use the medication immediately. Remove the empty bag away from children and pets can not reach.

Keep track of the amount of medicine used in all new glass. Buprenorphine is a drug of abuse and you should know if someone is this medicine improperly or without a prescription.

What happens if I miss a dose?

  Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. A missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take extra medicine to take for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

  Seek medical attention or call the Poison Information Line is 1-800-222-1222. Buprenorphine overdose can be fatal.

Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, dizziness, dilated pupils, fainting, or slow breathing (breathing may stop).

What would be the use of Suboxone should be avoided?

  Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with Suboxone. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.

Avoid too fast from sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get a slowly lean back to avoid falling. This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how it will affect you Suboxone.

What other drugs affect Suboxone?

  Suboxone with other medicines that you sleepy or slow breathing can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking Suboxone pills, painkillers, narcotics muscles loose, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

Many drugs can interact with Suboxone. Not all possible are listed here. Tell your doctor about all medications and initial use and during treatment with Suboxone, and in particular:

  • St. John's wort;

  • antibiotics - erythromycin, nafcillin, rifabutin, rifapentine, rifampin, telithromycin;

  • Antifungal drugs - itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole;

  • heart or blood pressure medications - or quinidine, nicardipine;

  • Telaprevir and boceprevir hepatitis medicine;

  • HIV and AIDS drugs - atazanavir, delavirdine, efavirenz, indinavir, nevirapine, saquinavir;

  • Soothing - diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, temazepam, triazolam, Restoril, Valium, Xanax, and others;

  • seizure drugs - carbamazepine, fosphenytoin, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or primidone.

This list is not exhaustive. Other drugs may interact with Suboxone, including non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all the potential in the medication guide.

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