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Suboxone Side Effects

Suboxone is a drug that is commonly used to treat opioid dependence and contains two active ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone. This combination medication is used under Suboxone treatment to help adults dependent on opiates such as morphine and oxycodone get rid of their addiction. As an opioid addiction recovery medication, suboxone helps a patient deal with his problems by providing medical, social and psychological support as a part of an overall addiction treatment. Although suboxone is an opioid in nature the patient taking it as a medication does not get the same high that they get while using heroin. This allows the body to heal and help it recover without the danger of severe withdrawal system that the body faces when the addiction is discontinued abruptly.

Physical Side Effects of Suboxone Treatment

Although suboxone is a prescribed opioid addiction recovery medication, it can have mild to chronic side effects on the patient depending upon the tolerance build up of the body to opiates (narcotics). The physical side effects of suboxone treatment include:

    Suboxone Side Effects

  • Headache
  • Body Pain
  • Slow Breathing
  • Stomach Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Cough or hoarseness
  • Lower back or side pain
  • Flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  • Feeling of warmth and heat
  • Fever or chills
  • Painful or difficult urination

Mental Side Effects of Suboxone

Apart from physical side effects, suboxone treatment may also have emotional and mental side effects on the patient namely:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Dizziness & Lightheadedness
  • Severe mood swings
  • Feeling of depression

Apart from these physical as well as psychological side effects in some cases death even death can occur. That is why it is strongly recommended that suboxone treatment should be taken from a qualified and certified doctor who meets specific requirements regarding the medication.

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