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Suboxen

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:44 pm
by Boloum
Hi all
Has anyone got any advice about suboxen please? My husband is starting it tomorrow.
I'm really not knowledgeable about it at all.
Wary of it being yet another drug .... however I get what it does.
Anyone here have a family member or close friend take them?
Can you share what it was like for you please

Thanks in advance

Re: Suboxen

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:25 pm
by post_modernism
Hi [mention]Boloum[/mention]

I assume you are talking about the opiate-replacement medication Suboxone. It is certainly best to speak to your doctor about this medication, what it does, how it works, and what it is used for. But to put it simply it is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone which is used to treat opioid-dependency. Yes, it is another drug, but the naloxone acts as an antagonist which blocks the physical effects of opiates in the body, making them less effective and thus decreasing their potential for abuse.

Having said this, it is important to speak about Suboxone with your prescribing doctor to make sure it is the most appropriate medication for your husband's condition. Nevertheless, this, in a nutshell, is what Suboxone is for.

Kind regards,
PM