Suboxone: Staying Healthy While Battling Opioid Addiction

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Advanced Spine discusses medical doctors’ Suboxone treatment to help with Opioid Addiction

Suboxone is a helpful medication for those who are trying to overcome an opioid addiction. At the same time, there are certain cases when it is not advised to take Suboxone. Since Suboxone is comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone, for example, anyone who is allergic to either of these drugs should not take Suboxone. Similarly, it may not be safe for individuals with breathing problems, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease or problems with the adrenal gland, gallbladder or thyroid to take.

Since buprenorphine can be habit forming, the use of Suboxone should be closely monitored by a qualified healthcare professional. It is also essential that the medication is not shared with someone else, particularly someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Since the effects of Subxone on an unborn baby are not known, it also should not be used by pregnant individuals. In fact, using the medication while pregnant could make the baby dependent upon the drug.

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This, in turn, can result in life-threatening withdrawal symptoms for the baby after it is born. A baby that is born dependent on the medication may need to undergo medical treatment for several weeks in order to overcome the addiction and cope with the withdrawal symptoms. It is also important to note that both buprenorphine and naloxone can pass into breast milk and can harm a nursing baby. Therefore, Suboxone should not be used while breastfeeding.

If you or someone you love suffers from an opioid addiction, contact Advanced Spine & Rehab to learn more about Suboxone and whether or not it is right for you.