Subutex is a prescription medication for the treatment of opioid dependence. However, it comes with a host of side effects. These can range from mild to severe though each person may have a different experience. Physicians prescribe it to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Yet, it is a narcotic drug, meaning it too can be habit-forming. Subutex is the brand name for buprenorphine. For some patients, side effects can take hold shortly after they begin use. For others, the onset may be slower. In most cases, physicians prescribe Subutex because the benefits outweigh the risks of side effects. Many patients can take Subutex without experiencing more serious side effects. However, for some, regular use of Subutex can lead to physical and/or psychological addiction which requires an additional detox. Medically administered rapid detox is safe and can help patients become free of Subutex dependence in a very short amount of time.
Common and More Serious Subutex Side Effects
Some of the side effects associated with Subutex are: constipation, headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness, drowsiness and vomiting. A doctor should be notified if any of these symptoms continue for extended periods or worsen. Serious side effects are more unlikely but they’re important to note: stomach or abdominal pain, mental or mood changes, slow or shallow breathing, vision changes, dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin. An allergic reaction, though it may be unlikely, is possible. Signs to watch for include trouble breathing, extreme dizziness, rash, itching or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. These are not the only side effects possible with Subutex. Individual patients can respond differently to the medication.
Waismann Method Offers Safe, Rapid Subutex Detox
In the majority of Waismann Method patients, addiction develops after legitimate use leads to the development of tolerance. Patients begin taking more than what’s prescribed, which is ill advised. Our program includes a variety of medical detox procedures, including an in-hospital rapid detox procedure that uses medication to remove Subutex from patients’ opiate receptors. They sleep under sedation for a short time and wake up without the conscious awareness of the withdrawal symptoms that occurred. Our procedure takes less than two hours and total hospital stay is a few days. We manage the withdrawal phase so effectively that patients can recover more quickly and thoroughly.
Subutex addiction can be treated in a matter of days with our program, and patients recover at our Domus Retreat aftercare facility. Here, they can take advantage of therapeutic and spa services, to continue their recovery in a safe and supportive environment. Our Waismann Method and Domus Retreat programs are individualized and discreet to maximize comfort and effectiveness. There is no need to spend weeks or months in a detox or rehabilitation facility. Most of our patients are back to living their life, opiate free, in a matter of a week or two.