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Subutex is an opioid that is used as part of psychological, medical, and social programs to treat opioid dependency, severe and chronic pains. It is used to take care of this medical condition.
Subutex contains buprenorphine which acts as a replacement for opioids and assists in withdrawal from opioid dependency over some time of usage.
Subutex must not be taken under some particular conditions as it can be dangerous.
Frequently Asked Questions About Subutex
There are many things that people need to understand about the prescription and use of Subutex. Some of the following are the frequently asked questions about Subutex
Q. Are Subutex And Suboxone The Same?
Both Subutex and Suboxone were approved by the FDA in 2002 for the treatment of opiate addiction.
The major difference between Subutex and Suboxone is Subutex contains only buprenorphine while Suboxone contains both buprenorphine and naloxone.
Q. Is Subutex Treatment Not Just Replacing One Drug For Another?
No. Subutex is prescribed by a clinician and used under monitoring and social support. The medicine is used under the tongue ( sublingual) not intravenous or inhaling, daily dosage, and gives zero euphorias.
Buprenorphine is an opioid agonist and effective in reducing mortality, overdose, and withdrawal symptoms. Subutex treatment reduces the negative effects of withdrawal and it also reduces the pains.
Q. Can A Pregnant Woman Take Subutex?
Not. Subutex is not recommended for pregnant women.
Q. Who Should Not Take Subutex?
People who are allergic to buprenorphine,
People who have serious liver problems or suddenly develop such problems in the course of the treatment. Subutex must not be taken by anybody whose age is below 16yrars
Q. What Are The Likely Side Effects Of Subutex?
The side effects of Subutex can be categorized as common, uncommon, and scarce. These effects can be grievous or less grievous in appearance.
The common side effects that show grievous appearance are:
- Low blood pressure
Common side effects that show less grievous appearance are:
- Sore Tongue
- Profuse Sweating
- Anxiety and
- Reduction in the Sensation in the mouth
The Uncommon Side Effects Which Show Grievous Appearances are:
- Presence Of An Abscess
- Reduced Alertness
- Decreased Lung Function
- Abnormal Nervous System Work
The Following Uncommon Side Effects Shows Less Grievous Appearances
- Common Cold
- Runny Nose
- Extreme Watery Eyes
- Throat Irritation
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Flu-Like Symptoms
- Reduced Appetite
- Fluid Retention in the hands and legs
- Hot Flashes
- Spasms In The Muscle
- Serious Abnormal Pains
Scarce Side Effects:
If experienced, These side effects have grievous appearances
- Hepatitis- Inflammation Of The Liver
- Jaundice -Bilirubin Buildup That Causes Yellowing Of The Skin And The Eyes
- Acute Liver Disease
- Cessation Of Breathing During Sleep Called Sleep Apnea
- Abnormal Liver Function Tests
- Imbalance In Hormones That Leads to Masculinization.
Scarce Side Effects That Have Less Grievous Appearance
- Temporary Impotence (Inability to Have An Erection).
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