Suboxone Treatments from Advanced Spine in Arizona
Suboxone is a good option for many people who are fighting an opioid addiction. In some cases, however, using Suboxone may not be the safest option. Therefore, it is important to talk to your doctor before deciding if this treatment option is the right one for you.
Making Sure Suboxone is Safe for You
To ensure Suboxone is a safe treatment option for you, you need to be sure to be honest with your doctor about your medical condition and history. This is particularly true if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
- Any type of breathing problem, including lung disease or an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects breathing
- Urination problems
- Enlarged prostate
- Problems with your adrenal gland, gallbladder or thyroid
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- A history of head injuries
- A history of seizures
- A history of brain tumors
- A history of drug abuse, alcohol addiction or mental illness
It should be noted that it is also possible to be allergic to Suboxone.
Suboxone and Pregnancy
Buprenorphine is one of the ingredients found in Suboxone. The effects of this drug on unborn babies are unknown. Since Buprenorphine is habit forming, it is possible that the baby could be born dependent upon the drug. As such, it could potentially causes life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby. The baby may also require medical treatment for several weeks after it is born. Since the drug can be passed through breast milk, it should not be used while nursing.
If you or a loved one is suffering from opioid addiction, contact Advanced Spine & Rehab to learn more about how we can help.