Suboxone side effects are similar to those of other opioids.
Generic Name: buprenorphine / naloxone
Suboxone may cause unwanted side effects that require immediate medical attention. Therefore, if any of the following side effects occur check with your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Side effects of Buprenorphine may include:
- Muscle cramps and aches
- Flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
- Cough or hoarseness
- Mild fever
- Lower back or side pain
- Distress and Irritability
- Slow Breathing
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin
Some signs of Suboxone Overdose may Include:
- Cold Clammy skin
- Extreme Weakness
- Pinpoint pupils
- Respiratory depression
- Pin point pupils
- Shortness of Breath
However, some Suboxone side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medication some side effects may subside. Yet, if side effects continue or if you are concerned about them, please call your prescribing doctor. Like any other narcotic medicines, buprenorphine can slow your breathing. Death may occur if breathing becomes too weak.
Some patients experience serious allergic reaction to Suboxone. Call your doctor or 991 if your symptoms are severe.
- Swelling of the lips, tongue, throat
- Trouble breathing
- Skin rash or hives
Although Suboxone stimulates opioid receptors, which actively helps in preventing withdrawal symptoms, Suboxone abuse is undoubtedly possible. When the drug is taken in higher doses than the prescription reflects, naloxone blockage capabilities come into play. Naloxone limits the euphoria effects, and, although still possible, it also reduces the possibility of a Suboxone overdose.
Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist and is used in opiate dependence treatments, however it is also addictive and can produce the following withdrawal symptoms if a patient suddenly stops taking the medication.
- Digestive distress
- Muscle aches
The wrong combination of doctor-prescribed drugs can prove lethal. The accidental deaths of celebrities and common individuals alike serve as a caution to the hidden dangers of combining prescription medication, even at a low dosage.
If you suspect a Buprenorphine overdose, immediately contact your local emergency room or poison control center. U.S. residents can call the National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
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