Overview of Suboxone a Prescription Medication Used to Treat Adults Who are Addicted to Opioids

Suboxone, the brand name form of buprenorphine
and naloxone, is a prescription medication used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid
drugs. Suboxone is a single film containing 2 drugs, buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine
belongs to a group of drugs called opioid partial agonists, and naloxone belongs to
a group of drugs called opioid antagonists that reverse the effects of opioid medications.
Together these drugs prevent withdrawal symptoms when people stop taking opioid drugs. This
medication comes in the form of sublingual film to be dissolved under the tongue, once
daily. Common side effects of Suboxone include nausea, vomiting, headaches, and sweating.
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