Subutex

Subutex

The active ingredient in Subutex is Buprenorphine but unlike Suboxone it does not contain naloxone. Subutex is mainly used for treatment given under direct observation. Please refer to the manufacturer website for more details.

When do we give Subutex?

We usually reserve the use of Subutex for situations where patients will be under observation while they take the medication.Please refer to the manufacturer website for more details.

Does the efficacy of Subutex differ from that of Suboxone ?

Not at all, if given at equivalent dosage. The only difference between Subutex and Suboxone is the Naloxone which becomes active only if the pill is injected. Please refer to the manufacturer website for more details.

Is Subutex habit forming?

Subutex contains an opiate and therefore it is habit forming however much less than full opiate agonists. Weaning patient off Suboxone can be achieved in a relatively shorter duration than in the case of other stronger opiates. Please refer to the manufacturer website for more details.

The information herein is merely the opinion of the author and may not reflect the appropriate nature of the medicine mentioned. For factual description of the medicine please visit the manufacturer website or contact the manufacturer directly.

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