Suboxone is the brand name used to refer to a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of individuals who are addicted to or have the dependence on the opioid drug.
The drug contains buprenorphine/naloxone and it comes in the form of an oral film. You need to put the drub under your tongue or alternatively between your gums and cheek. The film starts dissolving in your mouth in a bit.
Currently, Suboxone comes in the following four strengths of buprenorphine and naloxone:
- 2 mg / 0.5 mg
- 4 mg / 1 mg
- 8 mg / 2 mg
- 12 mg / 3 mg
Based on various studies that have been conducted in the past, Suboxone was found to be great for reducing opioid misuse. This drug is widely used for the purpose of keeping people with opioid dependence under treatment over a period as long as 24 weeks.