Can you replace Methadone with Suboxone
Opioid

Can you replace Methadone with Suboxone?

What are Methadone and Suboxone? When someone has a problem with opioids, they usually take methadone with Suboxone. Methadone has been used to treat opioid addiction in the United States since the late 1960s when it was first used. Suboxone came out in 2002. Methadone with Suboxone is used worldwide because they have been proven to help people addicted to opioids. The FDA has approved both drugs. They are also supported by the American Medical Association and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Methadone and Suboxone help people…

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Myths About Suboxone
Pain Management

Myths About Suboxone as a Treatment for Opioid Addiction

What is Suboxone? Suboxone is the brand name for buprenorphine, an opioid medicine licensed by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 to treat opioid addictions such as heroin and prescription medications (opiates). It is marketed under the trade names Zubsolv and Subutex. Buprenorphine is a mu-opioid receptor partial agonist, which binds to these receptors but does not fully activate them. This means that sublingual buprenorphine can be absorbed into the bloodstream without being broken down by liver enzymes and metabolized like other opioids. As a result, fewer adverse effects…

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