Buprenorphine and Naloxone 

Tablets or Film

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Buprenorphine and Naloxone are prescription medications that can be combined in a tablet or film. Buprenorphine binds to opioid receptors in the brain and reduces cravings without causing the same level of intoxication as other opioids. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids. Together, these two drugs work to reduce the symptoms of withdrawal and help people addicted to opioids abstain from drug use.

Benefits Include:

Decreased risk of relapse

Reduced risk of overdose

Improved overall health

Method: Sublingual tablets or film

Used For: Opioid Addiction

How Does Buprenorphine and Naloxone Work?

Combined Buprenorphine and Naloxone works by binding opioid receptors in the brain, but to a lesser degree than heroin or oxycodone. This allows the medication to produce pain relief and pleasure, but to a much weaker effect. The combined medication also blocks the effects of other opioids, making it difficult to get high. As a result, the combined medication helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
 

 

How Often Is Buprenorphine and Naloxone Administered?

Buprenorphine and Naloxone is typically taken as a tablet or film that dissolves under the tongue. It begins to work within minutes and the effects can last for up to 24 hours. The medication is usually taken once a day but can be tapered down as directed by a physician.
 
 

 

Adverse Reactions & Possible Side Effects of Buprenorphine and Naloxone

Like all medications, Buprenorphine and Naloxone can cause side effects. The most common side effects include:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
Less common side effects include:
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression

 

 

Is Buprenorphine and Naloxone Effective?

Buprenorphine and Naloxone is generally considered to be effective in treating opioid addiction. However, some people may experience side effects such as nausea, headaches, and dizziness. Despite these adverse effects, Buprenorphine and Naloxone has been proven to be an effective treatment for opioid addiction, and it can help people safely detox from opioids and rebuild their lives.

Buprenorphine and Naloxone is an effective medication for treating opioid addiction, but it is not a cure. Individuals taking Buprenorphine and Naloxone should also participate in an addiction treatment program.

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