Buprenorphine, marketed under names including Suboxone, Subutex and Buprenex, can be used for pain management but is most often prescribed to treat opiate addiction. Access to the potent drug is restricted to curtail illegal diversion. In order to prescribe Suboxone and Subutex, doctors must first be approved to administer office-based treatment. This clearance must come from the Drug Enforcement Agency and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). One of the most important Buprenorphine warnings, is its long-acting opioid effects, that can cause severe respiratory depression when combined with other central nervous system depressants such as alcohol and benzodiazepines. Abuse of buprenorphine is a serious problem and can lead to addiction, overdose or death. Its euphoric effects are attractive for recreational users and the drug is sometimes used as a heroin substitute.
Buprenorphine Warnings and Safety and Information
Buprenorphine depresses the central nervous system. Other substances that have this effect include alcohol, other narcotics, sedatives, hypnotics, muscle relaxers and sleeping pills. Doctors must pay close attention before prescribing buprenorphine if patients are taking any of these medications. Doctors are encouraged to lessen the dose of one or both if patients must take buprenorphine at the same time as one of these substances. Addiction can happen quickly with regular or prolonged use. The same is true if the medication is misused or abused. Taking buprenorphine in any way that is outside the prescribed instructions can constitute misuse. Overdose, which can be potentially fatal, is also a concern for patients who take too much buprenorphine, mix it with other substances or take a high dose without being tolerant to opiates.
Consult with your prescribing doctor if any of these side effects persist or become overwhelming:
Seek immediate medical attention right away if any of these side effects occur:
tightness in the chest;
swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue
This is just some of the side effects that may occur. If you have any questions regarding side effects or drug information , please contact your health provider and prescribing physician.
Waismann Method’s Opiate Detox Happens in the Safety of a Hospital
Though buprenorphine is often used to treat opiate addiction, it too has the potential to lead to dependence. This can happen among recreational users as well as those on long-term therapy. When patients become addicted to their prescription medication, it is hardly ever their fault. This can happen quickly once patients develop a tolerance to the drug and need to take more and more to get relief. Waismann Method has a private medical program to reverse buprenorphine dependence. Our Buprenorphine Rapid Detox procedure takes place in the safety of a full service accredited hospital. Patients are sedated during the induced and accelerated withdrawal phase, while under supervision of our board certified physician with almost two decades of experience in opiate detoxification.
After most rapid detox symptoms have been medically managed at the hospital, patients are then cared for around the clock, at our exclusive post-detox recovery retreat for a few days. At Domus Retreat they will be supported while regaining physical and emotional stability, enabling them to return to their lives opiate-free.
If you or a loved one have a problem with Buprenorphine addiction or dependence give is a call today at 310-205-0808. Most entreats are completed within a week.