Suboxone is a brand name with a combination medication containing two active ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone. A group of medications Naloxone is known as an opiate antagonist that blocks the effects of opioid medication, including pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse. Buprenorphine is known as a partial opiate agonist sometimes called a narcotic. It has greatly improved medication for addiction treatment.
There is also a pill form of Suboxone 2 mg. Some formulas can also take dissolve in the cheek. The generic versions of this medication, along with buprenorphine-only available in film strips.
Availability And Doses:
Suboxone is available in a generic version that comes in two forms: an oral film (Sublingual Film) and an oral tablet (Sublingual Tablets). Both the film and the tablet can place under your tongue to dissolve. The film strips are square and can also be placed between your gums and cheek to dissolve (buccal).
They come individually packaged with the Suboxone logo displayed in blue and white.
Suboxone Sublingual Tablets:
Nonmedicinal ingredients of Suboxone on Sublingual tablets are such as acesulfame potassium, citric acid anhydrous, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, maize starch, mannitol, natural lemon, and lime flavor, povidone K30, and sodium citrate.
- Suboxone 2 mg/0.5 mg:
The color of each tablet is white-to-creamy-white. The shape of the tablet is a hexagonal tablet, embossed with a sword logo on one side and “N2” on the reverse side contains 2 mg of buprenorphine (as hydrochloride) and 0.5 mg of naloxone (as hydrochloride dihydrate).
- Suboxone 8 mg/2 mg:
Each white-to-creamy-white tablet is hexagonally shaped and embossed with a sword logo on one side and “N8” on the reverse. It contains 8 mg of buprenorphine (as hydrochloride) and 2 mg of naloxone (as hydrochloride dihydrate).
- Suboxone 12 mg/3 mg:
The tablet color is white-to-creamy-white with the shape of a round tablet. It is written with “N12” on one side and contains 12 mg of buprenorphine (as hydrochloride) and 3 mg of naloxone (as hydrochloride dihydrate).
- Suboxone 16 mg / 4 mg:
Each white-to-creamy-white round tablet with “N16” on one side. It contains 16 mg of buprenorphine (as hydrochloride) and 4 mg of naloxone (as hydrochloride dihydrate).
Suboxone Sublingual Film:
The Nonmedicinal ingredients of Sublingual Film are such as polyethylene oxide, maltitol liquid (hydrogenated glucose syrup), natural lime flavor, hypromellose, citric acid, acesulfame potassium, sodium citrate, Sunset Yellow [E110], and white ink.
- Suboxone 2 mg/0.5 mg:
Each film’s color is orange and rectangular. It is a soluble film, with a white printed logo (N2). 2 mg of buprenorphine and 0.5 mg of naloxone are consisting.
- Suboxone 4 mg/1 mg:
It is rectangular of orange colored with soluble film. It is also a white printed logo (N4) of 4 mg of buprenorphine and 1 mg of naloxone.
Each film color is orange with a rectangular shape with soluble film. It is a white printed logo (N8), containing 8 mg of buprenorphine and 2 mg of naloxone.
- Suboxone 12 mg/3 mg:
The film is orange colored in rectangular shape with soluble film, with a white printed logo (N12). It contains 12 mg of buprenorphine and 3 mg of naloxone.
A Brief Information On Suboxone 2 mg:
Before you prefer to use this medicine, you should know in which condition you should consume it and in which condition you should not.
- People who have heart disease should stop using this medication. Because it may cause heart attack, stroke, or sudden death.
- Stop taking this medicine if you are allergic to it.
- Avoid using Suboxone 2 mg If you have used MAO like tranylcypromine, phenelzine, linezolid, tranylcypromine, and methylene blue injection in the last 14 days.
- You should not use it during your pregnancy or going to be pregnant, or else it may cause premature birth.
Who should not use this medication?
- High blood pressure
- Tourette’s syndrome
- If suffering from anxiety or agitation
- Overactive thyroid
- Severe anxiety
- Problems with the intestines, stomach
These patients should avoid using this medicine.
Tell your doctor in such conditions:
- If you are breastfeeding or planning to have a baby, your doctor may suggest alternatives or may advise you to take some precautions with this medicine.
- Experiencing any symptoms of sleep problems, agitation, reduced weight gain, or feeding problems.
- If you are addicted to alcohol or drugs.
- Using any medicines for Parkinson’s disease, migraine headaches, depression, serious infections, mental illness, vomiting, nausea, or any other opioids or herbal products.
- Have a planned surgery.
If any member of your family has: mental illness, seizures, depression, bipolar disorder psychosis, or blood circulation problems in the feet and hand.
Direction To Use Suboxone 2 mg:
Follow the doctor’s advice before using the medicine, and do as exactly as prescribed.
Please read all the guides and prescription labels that come with your medicine carefully before you start using it.
Before touching the film, make sure your hands are dry. The medication should be held between 2 fingers by the outside edges of the film. The films are taken sublingually and/or buccally. This means that you place the film under your tongue and/or inside either cheek. It allows to dissolve, which may take between 4 and 8 minutes. This is the only way the films should be taken. If you need to take two films, place them on opposite sides under your tongue or inside your cheeks.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Doctor’s counseling and other treatments are also important parts of this medication. Regular check-up of heart and blood pressure is mandatory. Your doctor may increase, decrease or stop the doses to check the symptoms and results of this medicine. Do not stop taking this Suboxone 2 mg without permission to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
Caution And Precautions:
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies to the medication or any medications you are taking prescribe or nonprescription. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
- It may become an addiction or habit forming if it is used for a long. So keep away this medicine from a person with a history of drug addiction.
- Misuse can cause life-threatening side effects or death. So properly use the medicine.
- Never chew, crush or break the tablet, do not try to inject it into the vein by mixing it with other substances.
- Avoid using if you have taken MAO in the last 14 days.
- People with high blood pressure and heart disease should not use it to avoid the risk of stroke, heart attack, and sudden death.
- Someone who has a history of mental illness, depression, or bipolar disorder may face worsening psychosis while using it, better to consult with the doctor.
- This medication is not approved to use by someone under 6 years old.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should avoid taking this medicine.
- Without permission selling or buying Suboxone 2 mg online and offline is taken as illegal.
- Keep the doses in a safe place away from children and pets and drug-addicted people. Because it can affect the body badly in a single dose.
Adverse Reaction Of Suboxone 2 mg:
Suboxone 2 mg has a high chance of risk, so do not exceed your doses without the doctor’s permission. It can cause side effects. The patient feels different side effects as per the health and mental conditions. It could be common as well as severe.
Severe Side Effects:
- Signs of psychosis include; aggression, new behavior problems, hallucinations, hostility
- Painful penis erection
- Signs of circulation problems – unexplained wounds, cold feeling, numbness, pain, or change in skin color(toe, finger)
- Fast heart rate
- Signs of heart problems include trouble breathing, chest pain, feeling like you might pass out
- Loss of coordination
- Muscle stiffness
Common Side Effects:
- Mood changes
- Increased blood pressure
- Feeling nervous or irritable
- Trouble sleeping
- Pounding heartbeats
- Fast heart rate
- Fluttering in your chest
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth
Contact your doctor or call for a medical emergency immediately if you are experiencing any of the symptoms severe. Proper drug administration and doctor’s guidance should be done properly to avoid side effects.
Overdose & Missed Dose:
While using Suboxone 2 mg, sometimes you may overdose your amount or sometimes you may miss a dose. Avoid doing both things to keep yourself safe and risk-free.
Increasing the doses or consuming it as a drug can cause dangerous side effects or death. Always use the medicine as exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Overdose symptoms include;
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Fast or pounding heartbeats
- Rapid breathing
- Dry mouth
- Feeling light-headed
If you are facing any of the symptoms, call for medical help immediately. Avoid exceeding your doses without the doctor’s concern.
In case you missed a dose, try to take it as soon as possible. If it’s already time for the next dose then skip the missed one. Never take two tablets at a time, take the medicine the same way every day.
Other Drug Interaction:
Do not mix Suboxone 2 mg with other medications, tell your doctor if you are also using it;
- Herbal products
- Anti-anxiety medicines or An antidepressant: Ativan, Celexa, Klonopin, Lexapro, Luvox, Paxil, Prozac, Valium, Xanax
- Sleeping Pills: Ambien, Halcion, Lunesta, Restoril, Sonata, Rozerem
- Seizure medication
- A blood thinner: Coumadin, warfarin, Jantoven
- Cold or allergy medications
- Blood pressure medication
You should tell your doctor if you take any of the medication.
Available Alternatives Of Suboxone 2 mg:
It is not known, how will Suboxone 2 mg affect each case, it may show its result instantly or it may take a lot of time to show its effects. These are some alternatives to Suboxone 2 mg, which you can use with your doctor’s recommendation.
Always ask your doctor if you need any changes in medication.
Avoid During Suboxone 2 mg Tablet:
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking the medicine, it may cause severe side effects or death. Because if alcohol gets mixed with Suboxone 2 mg it may react in your body. You may feel drowsiness and tired with this medicine, so it is better to keep control until you get used to it. You should never do any heavy work after taking this medication. If possible sleep an hour after taking this medicine.
Store Suboxone 2 mg Tablets:
Store the medication in a safe place in an airtight container away from heat, and moisture. Make sure to keep it away from children and pets and someone with a history of drug addiction person. Because using a single dose without a doctor’s prescription can cause death. Flush the used or expired tablets to reduce the risk.