Suboxone is a combination of both burenorphine and naloxone or simply a mix of opioid and narcotic medication. Combined these two drugs reverse the effects of other opioid substances such as codeine, dilaudid, demerol, percocet and many more. Burenporphine eases the cravings of opiates and there derivates meanwhile naloxone blocks the effects of opioids minimizing the risk of an overdose. The purpose of suboxone or its other strains including subotex is help treat those suffering from opiate addiction or withdrawals.
How is it administered?
Suboxone can be taken either as a tablet or as a sublingual form which would dissolve when placed under the tongue. It should also be taken exactly as prescribed and never in large amounts or for longer than prescribed. Similarly to other drugs suboxone is a habit forming drug even at the prescribed doses and should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Side effects of suboxone
- Weakness or drowsiness
- Blurred vision or speech
- Swelling in arm or legs
- Tongue pain or numbness in mouth
Can suboxone be abused?
Suboxone is a schedule II controlled substance but can also be abused. Due to the opiate ingredient buprenorphine those trying to abuse this drug begin to tamper with it hoping to achieve a high.
One way of abusing this drug would be to crush the tablets in order to be inhaled or dissolved into a solution to be injected.
Mixing with other drugs:
Suboxone’s euphoric effects are rather mild compared to other opiates but combining it with other substances may lead to an increase in its effects. Combining various substances can be deadly as suboxone has the ability to depress or lower the respiratory system. Those abusing suboxone may try alcohol, sedatives, heroin and other stimulants in order to boost the high of suboxone. Creating this lethal concoction may lead to sudden opiate withdrawals or even
Stay tuned for our next blog on the controversy of using suboxone to treat addiction. worse an overdose.