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Suboxone, Subutex, And Sublocade Explained

Suboxone Vs Subutex And Sublocade. Learn more about Buprenorphine and it's uses in medication assisted treatment for opioid dependency.

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist medication that providers use to treat opioid dependence. It is a treatment option that falls under the umbrella of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). Because Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist, it provides significant or sometimes total relief from opioid withdrawal and cravings. It does not get patients high or contribute to feelings of euphoria in the same way that prescription and illicit opioids do. Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone is manufactured under Mckesson by Reckitt-Benckiser.

What is Subutex?

Buprenorphine is used to treat dependence/addiction to opioids. Buprenorphine belongs to a class of drugs called mixed opioid agonist-antagonists. It helps prevent withdrawal symptoms caused by stopping other opioids. It is used as part of a complete treatment program for drug abuse (such as compliance monitoring, counseling, behavioral contract, lifestyle changes).

What is Sublocade?

SUBLOCADE® (buprenorphine extended-release) injection, for subcutaneous use (CIII) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe addiction (dependence) to opioid drugs (prescription or illegal) who have received an oral transmucosal (used under the tongue or inside the cheek) buprenorphine-containing medicine at a dose that controls withdrawal symptoms for at least 7 days. SUBLOCADE is part of a complete treatment plan that should include counseling. For more information on Sublocade, Click Here.

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