Suboxone (buprenorphine) is an FDA-approved opioid medication used in treating opioid dependence. It is effective for treating opioid withdrawal and preventing relapse to opioid use. Suboxone is the brand name for a prescription medication used in treating those addicted to opioids, illegal or prescription. It contains the ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, blocks the opiate receptors and reduces a person’s urges. The second ingredient, naloxone, helps reverse the effects of opioids. Together, these drugs work to prevent withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid addiction.
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