Suboxone is the first opioid medication approved for the treatment of opioid dependence in an office-based setting.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a new medication approved for the treatment of opioid dependence. Its primary active ingredient is buprenorphine, a medication introduced in Europe during the mid-90s and available as suboxone in Canada since 2008. To date, more than 500,000 opioid-dependent patients worldwide have been treated with buprenorphine.
What is the goal of treatment?
With Suboxone treatment, people addicted to illicit opioid drugs are able to stabilize the crisis, and focus on improving their health, relationships and overall quality of life.
What are the side effects of Suboxone?
Suboxone has only mild occasional side effects, and a lower potential for abuse and overdose and can therefore be used at home sooner.
Is Suboxone Safe During Pregnancy?
Suboxone is not used in pregnancy. If you become pregnant while on suboxone, you can either switch to Methadone or to Subutex, which is buprenorphine minus the naloxone portion. Subutex use requires special approval from Health Canada.
Is Suboxone right for me?
To find out if suboxone is right for you, please call or drop by Segue Clinic to get more information and book an intake assessment. For more information regarding Suboxone, please feel free to visit the manufacturer’s website at www.suboxone.com