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Suboxone

Most Commonly Used
Suboxone 8mg-2mg SL Film
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Suboxone 2mg-0.5mg SL Film
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Suboxone 4mg-1mg SL Film
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Suboxone 12mg-3mg SL Film
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  • Answers to Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Other Class Related Drugs
  • Additional Patient Usage Statistics


Common Side Effects of Suboxone
Before starting Suboxone, talk with your doctor about any health conditions you have or have had in the past, including:
  • Trouble breathing or lung problems
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Liver, kidney, or thyroid problems
  • Head or brain injury
  • Urination problems
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Curvature of the spine that affects breathing
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Addison's disease
You should also talk with your doctor about any other medicines you take before taking Suboxone. Give your doctor an up-to-date list of all prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, herbal remedies, vitamins, and supplements that you take. Some may react with Suboxone. Suboxone can cause death or an overdose if you take it in combination with benzodiazepines, sedatives, tranquilizers, antidepressants, or alcohol. Check with your doctor before you take any medicine. Never take Suboxone with "street drugs" or abuse it in any way. Never share your Suboxone prescription with anyone, because it can be deadly, and it is illegal to do so.

Suboxone can cause other side effects. Some of the more common ones include:
  • Headache
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sweating
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Painful tongue
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Constipation
  • Fainting, dizziness, or sleepiness
Talk with your doctor about these or other side effects you notice while taking Suboxone.

Suboxone can cause more serious side effects that may require immediate care. Seek help right away if you develop:
  • Signs of allergic reaction: itching or hives; swelling or tingling in the face, lips, mouth, throat, or hands; chest pain or tightness; or trouble breathing or swallowing
  • Signs of opioid withdrawal: shaking, sweating more than normal, feeling hot or cold more than normal, runny nose, watery eyes, goose bumps, diarrhea, vomiting, and muscle aches
  • Extreme drowsiness, loss of coordination, or feeling limp
  • Weak or shallow breathing
  • Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, upper stomach pain, and yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes
  • Severe headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Thinking problems
  • Pounding or fluttering heartbeat
This is not a complete list. Report any troubling symptoms you experience while taking Suboxone.

In the event of an accident or other emergency, medical personnel need to know that you take Suboxone. Wear a medical alert bracelet or carry an ID card in your wallet that includes this information. Make sure all of your health care providers, including your dentist, know that you are taking Suboxone.