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Warnings and Precautions of Suboxone®

Warnings and Precautions of Suboxone®

Suboxone®  is an FDA approved medicine for the treatment of opioid addiction. The medicine can only be prescribed by the registered doctors as any wrong dose can make the outcome dangerous. The medicine combines Buprenorphine and Naloxone, and Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist that has the potential to be abused. So, only an experienced doctor can handle the situation with suboxone treatment and can help a person with addiction genuinely. If you need any help regarding the treatment, contact Norton Health Care. We have branches in Norton MA and Salem NH. Our doctors will discuss every warning and precaution of suboxone medicines to make patients aware of every unwanted situation.

When a patient is undergoing a suboxone treatment, there are many things he/she needs to take care of. A doctor discloses the treatment details to patients. Here, we mention some warnings and precautions of suboxone that you must keep in mind.

Abuse and Misuse of Suboxone®:

Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist and it can be misused or abused similarly as the other opioids. Clinical monitoring is needed to ensure a safe condition for patients. Doctors will observe any improvements or deterioration of patients’ condition to make further changes in the treatment. At the initial stage, patients should not be prescribed with multiple refills. Patients’ follow-up visit is required to bring changes in the dose of the medication. A suboxone doctor always understand the needs of patients,

Respiratory depression:

If a patient wrongly takes suboxone, it can cause a life-threatening condition like respiratory depression. Doctors should inform patients that they cannot take self-administered medicines while being on the suboxone treatment. Benzodiazepine or other CNS depressants interact dangerously with suboxone. So, don’t take such drugs without the permission of doctors.

Unwanted Pediatric Exposure:

When a patient is taking suboxone medicine, he/she must pay attention to the storage of the drugs. Keep the medicines safe from the reach of children. Any accidental use of Suboxone® by children can cause fatal respiratory depression in them.

Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms:

Such type of health issue happens because of the use of Suboxone® medicines during pregnancy. This condition is treatable.

Risk of opioid withdrawal with sudden discontinuation:

If a patient suddenly stops taking the medicine, this abrupt change can cause withdrawal symptoms. In the opioid addiction treatment, nothing should be planned abruptly. An addicted body always needs time to adjust to the new situation.

So, you need to consult with an experienced doctor when you decide to stop taking the drugs of addiction. You cannot handle the situation alone, and you need help from an experienced suboxone doctor. Norton Health care has branches in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Contact our doctor for your treatment. We promise you to keep the treatment confidential.

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