Suboxone is a relatively new drug for addiction. I was first prescribed it in rehab in October 2008. I couldn’t believe it!!! I had NO WITHDRAWALS and it gave me this overall “calmness”. It might not do this for everyone but I guarantee you if you use it you will know the difference between this and the traditional Methadone. Suboxone is a NARCOTIC, but it works two ways, it has an opoid in it, then it has another ingredient that counteracts the “HIGH” feeling you get from opiates. It also will cause withdrawals if you try to take another opiate with it.
YOU HAVE TO TRY IT TO BELIEVE IT, and it might not work the same on everyone. The opiod it contains is strong so it will help with any pain you are having. Matter of fact they are using it on cancer patients and is working better than MORPHINE for pain.
I have found some helpful information for you and the links are below.
I think if you try it you will be amazed. It’s an orange pill that you let dissolve under your tongue and you do this one to twice daily. I will let the experts tell you the rest:)
SUBOXONE and SUBUTEX are prescription medicines used to treat adults addicted to opioid (narcotic painkillers) medicines and drugs, such as morphine and heroin. SUBOXONE and SUBUTEX take the place of these medicines and drugs and may help you stop using and abusing them. SUBOXONE and SUBUTEX are part of a complete addiction treatment program that also includes counseling or behavioral therapy. SUBOXONE and SUBUTEX have not been studied in children.
is a tablet that contains 2 medicines.
- The first medicine is called buprenorphine (BYOO-pruh-NOR-feen). It is like painkiller medicines such as morphine, street drugs like heroin, and addiction treatment medicines like methadone. Buprenorphine may give you less of a “high” than these other prescription medicines and street drugs. Withdrawal or stopping buprenorphine may be easier than stopping other prescription medicines and street drugs.
- SUBOXONE also contains naloxone (nal-OX-own). When naloxone is injected, it blocks the effects of medicines and drugs like methadone, heroin, and morphine. Naloxone is added to SUBOXONE to stop people from injecting (“shooting-up”) SUBOXONE tablets. When you use SUBOXONE under your tongue (sublingually), as prescribed, the naloxone in SUBOXONE should not stop the medicine’s effects. However, if you inject SUBOXONE, the naloxone can give you bad withdrawal symptoms.
- SUBUTEX is a tablet and it contains only the medicine buprenorphine SUBUTEX is different from SUBOXONE because it does not contain naloxone.
Here is the link if you want more info:
I suggest you ask your doctor about it. Not just any doctor can prescribe it either, they have to have a special license just to prescribe it. So do your research. Good Luck.