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San Francisco

Suboxone is a proven and effective treatment for opioid dependence. At SF Suboxone, we are the leading provider of medication-assisted treatment in San Francisco. Consult with our team of qualified doctors today about utilizing Suboxone to overcome your opioid addiction.

Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Suboxone, the brand-name prescription of buprenorphine and naloxone, is a popular choice for individuals aiming to conquer opioid addictions such as heroin and prescription painkillers. It effectively prevents the severe withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid addiction. Suboxone can be prescribed by a qualified doctor and plays a crucial role across the treatment and recovery phases.

What Is Suboxone?

Suboxone contains two active ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine, as a partial opioid agonist, activates the opioid receptors at a much lower intensity than full agonists like heroin. It provides sufficient opioid effect to reduce withdrawal symptoms without causing a high that leads to addiction.

Naloxone, included to prevent intravenous misuse of Suboxone, triggers withdrawal symptoms if the drug is injected, thereby discouraging its abuse.

The combination of an opioid analog with an opioid antagonist like naloxone is a strategic approach to reduce the misuse of the medication.

How Is Suboxone Administered?

Suboxone is typically administered as an oral film that dissolves under the tongue (sublingual method) or between the gums and cheek (buccal method). The sublingual film format helps to monitor and control the administration of Suboxone, deterring misuse.

The film usually takes about six minutes to dissolve under the tongue. To prevent misuse, doctors might supervise doses or provide limited amounts of the medication at a time.

What Strengths Are Available?

Suboxone is available in four dosage strengths, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Your doctor will discuss with you the best dosage to treat your addiction. Your dosage may be slowly reduced over time as your condition improves. These dosage strengths are:

  • 2 mg buprenorphine / 0.5 mg naloxone
  • 4 mg buprenorphine / 1 mg naloxone
  • 8 mg buprenorphine / 2 mg naloxone
  • 12 mg buprenorphine / 3 mg naloxone

What Are The Benefits Of Suboxone?

Suboxone is acknowledged as a safe and effective treatment for opioid dependence. It has a lower potential for abuse compared to other treatments like Methadone, which is used for chronic pain and opioid addiction. Suboxone has demonstrated high success rates in treating opioid dependence and is accessible since qualified doctors can prescribe it.

It is a trusted treatment for individuals struggling with opioid dependence and its associated adverse effects, aiding in pain management, reducing cravings, and lessening the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.

How Is It Prescribed?

Suboxone requires a valid prescription from a certified healthcare provider. Unlike some treatments, obtaining Suboxone does not necessarily require admission to a clinic. Given its active ingredients, the initiation of Suboxone treatment is often closely monitored by doctors.

This may involve in-office administration to prevent misuse and ensure correct usage. If deemed appropriate, a doctor may allow home use but typically provides only a limited number of doses at a time. Monitoring levels may be adjusted as treatment progresses.

Studies Into Its Use

Research has consistently shown the effectiveness of Suboxone in treating opioid dependence. In a notable study involving 326 heroin-dependent patients, Suboxone was found to be as effective as buprenorphine alone and significantly more effective than a placebo. Patients on Suboxone also showed a substantial reduction in craving scores compared to those on a placebo.




Side Effects Of Suboxone

Suboxone can have side effects, which is why it must be correctly prescribed and administered. Common side effects include:

  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting/nausea
  • Lightheadedness/dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Blurry vision

Serious side effects, particularly when misused, can include addiction, opioid withdrawal, and liver problems.

  • Addiction
  • Opioid withdrawal
  • Liver problems

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As San Francisco’s premier provider of medically-assisted treatment options, our team of doctors specializes in prescribing, administering, and monitoring Suboxone as an effective means of combating opioid dependence. Consult our team today to learn more about our Suboxone clinic and your options for overcoming opioid dependence.

About San Francisco Suboxone

We are San Francisco’s leading provider of medically-assisted treatment options. Our team of doctors excels in the prescription, administration, and oversight of Suboxone to effectively treat opioid dependence. Contact us today to discover how our Suboxone clinic can support your journey to recovery.

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