What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a brand-name form of buprenorphine—it’s essentially used as an alternative to methadone for treating opioid addiction. Suboxone is a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction. It’s more specifically an opioid receptor modulator; more on that in a minute. Suboxone binds with opioid receptors (specifically, mu-opioid receptors) like heroin or morphine do, preventing people from getting high off of opioids.
Suboxone is a medication that is often used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. It helps people addicted to opioids stop using opioids by managing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings.
Suboxone is the brand name for a specific medication: buprenorphine/naloxone. Buprenorphine/naloxone is one of only three FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder. This medication works in the brain to alleviate dependence on heroin, fentanyl, and other prescription pain relievers.
Suboxone is a brand name for a combination medication with two primary active components: buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone is available as a dissolvable film that can be placed either under the tongue or inside the cheek
Buprenorphine binds with opiate receptors in your brain, giving you less intense pain relief than drugs like heroin or oxycodone. Buprenorphine also has milder side effects, making it harder to misuse.