Suboxone is a very effective medicine for opioid addiction treatment and many doctors have used the medicine to offer relief from the addiction issue. But the use of medicine must remain under the supervision of doctors. When you take suboxone, you have to consult with doctors for taking other medicines. Suboxone can interact with other medicines and can make the situation worse. You must inform your doctor about the right treatment. For example, Gabapentin and suboxone interact when you take them together and they cause serious health consequences.
Gabapentin has very common use in partial seizures and neuropathy. This medicine is particularly given for oral use, such as oral capsule, oral solution, or oral tablets. Manufacturers make this product available to patients in its generic form or under the brand name of Neurontin®. The medicine is particularly categorized under the anticonvulsant drug group because it is used for treating convulsions. Some people use medicine as an alternative to benzodiazepines for those struggling with anxiety or Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).
Now when people take suboxone, the medicine is prescribed as a part of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs. The medicine contains Buprenorphine and naloxone and it reduces the withdrawal symptoms also. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist and reduces the symptoms for withdrawal. Naloxone is for treating opioid overdose. If someone tries to misuse the medicine, naloxone releases a strong withdrawal symptom.
If you take both the medicines, Gabapentin and Buprenorphine, as per a doctor’s prescription, this medicine will not cause any problems. But problems appear when you take both the medicines together.
Gabapentin and opioids will not be taken together unless your doctor prescribes them. But the medical professionals always believe that these medicines should not be taken together to avoid health issues and side effects.
If you need any medical help regarding your opioid addiction treatment, Norton Health Care will help you completely. You can contact our doctors and start your treatments. We have an experienced team of suboxone doctors who studied in the field for addiction treatment. We are authorized for performing the addiction issues. You can contact our doctors for treatment.
The Risks of mixing Gabapentin and suboxone:
When you take the medicines together without your doctor’s consultation, you will put your health at great risks. You will experience so many symptoms for your addiction treatment. Both medicines are Central nervous System (CNS) Depressants. This medication causes so many health problems and increases the chances of an opioid overdose. They together also slow down the performance of CNS.
Some of the health issues that you can experience are:
- Slowed breathing
- Decreased heart rate
- Impaired judgment
Opioid addiction treatment needs a doctor’s advice. You can contact us for the treatment. We have branches in Norton MA, Salem NH, and Dover NH. Book an appointment with our doctors for the treatment. We are actively serving patients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.