What is Suboxone?
It is a narcotic medication that is used to treat those who are addicted to opiates. This medication combines buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine treats dependence upon opiates, while naloxone treats opiate overdose.
For what purpose is Suboxone used?
Suboxone® is used to treat those who are addicted to an opioid. These drugs include heroin, oxycodone, morphine, Codeine®, Vicodin®, and Dilaudid®. It’s been found to be effective in treating such addictions in outpatient situations, as well as at inpatient treatment facilities.
How may someone with opioid dependence be treated with Suboxone?
Suboxone® is the first such drug to be designated for the outpatient treatment of those addicted to opioids. Qualified Los Angeles pain management physicians may acquire a waiver to offer Suboxone® outpatient detox treatment after completing a registration process as described under the Narcotic Addict Treatment Act. Other regulations and laws allow doctors to give out or prescribe Suboxone® for outpatient treatment. Dr. Graf is a certified Los Angeles Suboxone® doctor.
How does Suboxone® work?
Suboxone® is composed of buprenorphine and naloxone. These are the active ingredients that are focused on breaking opioid dependence. Suboxone® is used to combat addictions to various opiates, including heroin.
How does buprenorphine work?
This is an opioid that is unique due to the fact that it is a chemical substance that’s able to become a receptor in order to create a partial pharmacological response that allows one to no longer crave other opioids.