Can Suboxone Get You High?

Can Suboxone Get You High?

Suboxone is a combination of two medications – buprenorphine, which is a partial opioid agonist, and naloxone, an opioid antagonist. Based on retention in treatment and the percentage of thrice-weekly urine samples negative for non-study opioids, buprenorphine was more effective than the low dose of the control, in keeping heroin addicts in treatment and in reducing their use of opioids while in treatment.

In 2012, there were about 312,000 people getting methadone treatment, while about a million people got at least one prescription for Suboxone or its generic, said Robert Lubran, director of the division of pharmacologic therapies with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

SUBOXONE Film can cause serious life-threatening breathing problems, overdose and death, particularly when taken by the intravenous (IV) route in combination with benzodiazepines or other medications that act on the nervous system (ie, sedatives, tranquilizers, or alcohol).Suboxone doctor knoxville tn

You and your doctor should consider the development and health benefits of breastfeeding along with your clinical need for SUBOXONE Film and should also consider any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from the drug or from the underlying maternal condition.

If you have a family member or friend who is addicted to opioids, the best thing you can do for that person is to urge them to enroll in a treatment program where they can get both medication and counseling services and to stick with the program long term.