Suboxone Side Effects
Suboxone contains and opioid (buprenorphine) and an opioid blocker (naloxone), and the combination prescription drug is used to detoxify opioid dependent people while they begin a comprehensive recovery treatment program.
Opioid abuse treatment providers should only dispense Suboxone within the context of a comprehensive and structured treatment program.
The most severe side effects associated with Suboxone, including coma and death, have occurred when opioid dependent people buy Suboxone from a drug dealer on the street and thereby attempt to detoxify themselves without any medical supervision or an accompanying recovery-sensitive treatment program.
Under usual and customary circumstances, Suboxone has the following potential side effects:
- Blurred vision
- Feeling drunk
- Trouble concentrating
- Opioid withdrawal symptoms
- Tongue pain
- Extra redness inside mouth
- Numbness inside mouth
- Back pain
- Fast heartbeats
- Pounding heartbeats
- Increased sweating
- Dependence on Suboxone
One of the most unfortunate side effects of using Suboxone for opioid dependence detoxification is replacing one opioid addiction with another, like replacing cigarette smoking with the also life-threatening and life shortening nicotine dependence associated with vaping.
Opioid replacement addiction with Suboxone addiction most often occurs when prescribers are not educated, trained or experienced in opioid dependence detoxification and treatment.
This is why it is important to have Suboxone prescribed within the context of a residential or intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment program.
If you believe residential and IOP programs are very pricy you may find that you are only partially correct. Shop around and compare prices and what you get for the price. We believe we offer a great value.
If you find, for whatever personal reason, that our price is a good value but you just don’t have the money on hand, consider soliciting a friend or family member to invest in your recovery by putting together a proposal pledging that you are:
- Absolutely ready to follow treatment recommendations and get your life on a permanent better track
- Committed to putting your recovery at the top of your do-do-list
- That you have raised your wining white-war-flag of surrender
If you still get no monetary assistance, then attempt to get a prescriber to dispense you 10 days of Suboxone, two days at a time, while you begin attending 90 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings in 90 days.
If the Suboxone prescriber’s and prescription cost are not affordable, medical complications aside such as a history of heart disease, uncomplicated opioid detoxification is essentially not life-threatening, although you may feel like you’re dying.
Ask your doctor if you have a pre-existing medical condition such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or stroke that could be aggravated by detoxing from opioid addiction without using Suboxone. If your doctor says you’re safe to detox off of opioids without Suboxone, then search online for the NA groups nearest you. Begin your 90 NA meetings in 90 days run buy going to NA meetings in a few different locations.
You’ll find each has its own collective “personality”.
Pick the one or ones that fit your personality best and you are already very likely to live a much longer and happier life.
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out”
– Robert Collier
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