Empathy Health Clinic in Tampa

We are a team of medical professionals who treat people with opioid dependence with the highest calibre mental health care. We help members by offering counselling, medication management, coaching, and other services.

Suboxone is a prescription drug listed as a schedule 3 that is used to treat opioid addiction. Tablets, films, and injectable formulations are some of the numerous forms it takes. Adult Suboxone overdoses are less frequent and typically involve alcohol or benzodiazepines. There is a dose ceiling effect, meaning that dosage increments above 24 mg have no further impact on the effects on cardiovascular or respiratory function.

There are two parts to Suboxone. Buprenorphine and naloxone are the first and second ingredients respectively. The active component buprenorphine is regarded as a partial opioid agonist. A partial opioid agonist is what? Suboxone binds to the opioid receptor and just slightly activates it, according to this. Imagine it as a light dimmer switch.

What is Suboxone, and How Does It Work?

Suboxone is a medication that contains two drugs: buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medicine that helps to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone is a medicine that blocks the effects of other opioids. It is used in case of an overdose. Suboxone comes as a film that dissolves under the tongue. It is usually taken once a day.

Suboxone treatment must be started while the person is still using opioids. This allows the body to adjust slowly to buprenorphine. The dose of Suboxone is increased over time until the person takes the full amount they need. Once the person takes the full dose of Suboxone, they will slowly reduce their use of other opioids. This process is called tapering. Tapering means reducing the number of opioids you are using until you are no longer using them. 


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