Who Should Avoid Using It?
- Avoid using Suboxone if you have ever suffered from liver or kidney disease, tooth problems, sleep apnea, abnormal curvature of the spine that affects breathing, enlarged prostate, breathing problems, urination problems, thyroid, a head injury, seizures, adrenal gland, problems with your gallbladder and brain tumour.
- If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby, then you must take suggestions from your doctor before using it.
- Avoid using it if you are a drug-addicted person or have a history of drug addiction.
- A breastfeeding mother should not use it as it can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms like drowsiness or slow breathing in the newborn baby.
- Do not use it if you are already taking other opiod medicines.
- Avoid taking it if you are allergic to buprenorphine and naloxone.
- Avoid using this medicine if you are using any other opioid medicines, herbal products or vitamins which may cause danger if get interacts with Ritalin 8 mg.
What Should I Avoid?
- Avoid doing hazardous things like driving, which requires you to be alert.
- Avoid drinking alcohol or consuming drugs or else you may face severe side effects or death.
- Avoid misusing or interacting with drugs with Suboxone.
What Is The Procedure To Use It?
- Take the medicine as exactly as told by your doctor. Follow the prescription and instruction sheet for more detailed information. Do check the expiry date before using it.
- Drink a glass of water before using it to moisten your mouth.
- Place the file without swallowing or chewing inside your cheek, if you need to take two files at a time then place the second one opposite to the first one. Let both files dissolve completely.
- According to your condition, your doctor may prescribe you to take three files at a time, remember to have the third one only after the first two get dissolved completely.
- Do not take extra or small doses without permission. Talk with your doctor if your body is asking for more Suboxone.
- The sublingual tablet of Suboxone needs to be placed under the tongue until they get dissolved.
- After the desolvation of tablets wash your mouth with water and brush your teeth after one hour to prevent teeth and gum damage.
- While using this medicine do a regular dental check-up.
- Do not stop using it to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
- Your doses may change if you want to switch to different buprenorphine.
- Sharing the doses with others without a prescription is dangerous, so keep the medicine away from children and drug-addicted persons.
Side Effects You May Experience
While using Suboxone you may experience severe and common side effects. These symptoms may vary from person to person. In such a case do contact your doctor immediately before the symptom got worsens.
Serious Side Effects –
- High levels of serotonin in the body – fast heart rate, loss of coordination, muscle stiffness, twitching, agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering
- Opioid withdrawal symptoms – runny nose, watery eyes, diarrhoea, muscle pain, shivering, goose bumps, increased sweating and feeling hot or cold.
- Liver problems – dark urine, clay-coloured stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), upper stomach pain, loss of appetite.
- Low cortisol levels – nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness or weakness
- a light-headed feeling, like you, might pass out
- confusion, loss of coordination, extreme weakness
- blurred vision, slurred speech
- any problems with your teeth or gums
- weak or shallow breathing, breathing that stops during sleep
Common Side Effects
- trouble concentrating
- back pain
- fast or pounding heartbeats
- feeling drunk
- increased sweating
- sleep problems (insomnia)
- drowsiness, blurred vision
- withdrawal symptoms
- redness or numbness inside your mouth
Best Over The Counter Adderall Alternatives:
There are different medicines available which can be used instead of Suboxone. Your doctor may suggest you a suitable dose according to your health condition.
- Sublingual (Bunavail, Zubsolv)
- Subcutaneous injection (Sublocade)
- Implant (Probuphine)
- Sublingual (Subutex)
- Nasal spray (Narcan, Kloxxado), Naloxone injection
- IM injection (Buprenex), Sublingual (Belbuca), Transdermal patch (Butrans)
- People with heart disease and high blood pressure should not use this or else it may cause heart attack, stroke or sudden death.
- Never chew and break the tablet. Try not to use the capsule as a drug by injecting it into the vein.
- Never share the doses with others, especially with children and drug-addicted people.
- It is illegal to sell or buy Suboxone 8 mg online without permission.
- Storage of this medicine should be done properly.
- Drug administration of Suboxone should be done with proper prescription and precautions.
- A regular dental check-up is mandatory.
Overdose and Missed Dose
In case of overdose contact your doctor and explain everything briefly. Always take the appropriate amount of doses as suggested by your doctor only to reduce the risk of symptoms like;
- Confusion and dizziness
- Pinprick pupils
- Slurred speech
- Extreme drowsiness
- Blurred vision
- Blue-tinged lips and fingernails
- lack of coordination
In case of a missed dose take the tablet as soon as possible but remember it is already the time for the next dose then skip the missed one. Avoid taking both tablets at a time it may cause overdose or addiction.
Variants of Suboxone Pill
This medicine is available in two different strengths; Suboxone 2 mg and Suboxone 8 mg.
Suboxone Interaction With Others
Interaction of certain medicines may cause withdrawal symptoms. Never start or stop taking other medicines without a doctor’s permission.
Inform your doctor if you are also using;
- Medicines – for heart or blood pressure, seizure, HIV or hepatitis C treatment, cold or allergy, bronchodilator asthma/COPD, a diuretic, motion sickness, irritable bowel syndrome, or overactive bladder;
- Other opioids – opioid pain medicine or prescription cough medicine;
- A sedative like Valium – lorazepam, Xanax,diazepam, alprazolam, Klonopin, Ativan, and others
- Drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing – muscle relaxer, a sleeping pill, medicine to treat mood disorders or mental illness; or
- Drugs that affect serotonin levels in your body – Parkinson’s disease, migraine headaches, a stimulant, medicine for depression, serious infections, or nausea and vomiting.
These are some of the things that should not get mixed with Suboxone.