Buprenorphine-Naloxone is the generic form of suboxone and is used to treat those with opioid dependency. It works by binding the receptors in your brain and nervous system in an effort to stop any withdrawal symptoms.
Before taking Buprenorphine-Naloxone be sure to check the ingredients. You want to make sure you are not allergic to anything in it. If you are you should avoid taking it. You should also avoid taking it if you are taking sodium oxybate.
It is very important that you speak with and be very honest with your doctor before you start taking Buprenorphine-Naloxone. Certain medical conditions can interfere with the medication. So if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant, taking prescription medications, have allergies, stomach problems or have trouble breathing, let your doctor know in advance. This way he can make the proper adjustments to your prescription of Buprenorphine-Naloxone.
It is very important that you use the medicine exactly the way the doctor tells you to. Never swallow,crush or chew the tablets. The proper way to take them is by placing them under the tongue where they will dissolve. Avoid eating or drinking while the tablet is dissolving. Make sure you take the medication on a regular schedule. Otherwise you won’t get the full benefits. Try taking it at the same time every day. This way you will never forget to take it.
If you miss you dose, go back and take it as soon as possible unless it is close to the time for you to take your next dosage. If this skip the missed dose and take the regularly scheduled dose. Never take 2 doses and the same time.
Are There Any Side Effects
Any medication you take will have side effects. Buprenorphine-Naloxone is no different. Some of the most common side effects include drowsiness and dizziness. Avoid drinking alcohol while take the medication. Otherwise the side effects could be much worse. Always use with caution and pay attention to the way your body responds to the medication. If you feel something isn’t right, call your doctor immediately.
If you go to the dentist or have to have any emergency care, be sure to tell the doctor you are taking Buprenorphine-Naloxone. Some may develop a dependency on Buprenorphine-Naloxone if they are on it for a long time or take a high dosage. So be very careful as you don’t want to develop a new addiction while trying to kick another one.