What is Subutex sublingual?
Subutex 8mg is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Subutex 8mg sublingual tablets are used to treat opioid addiction.
Subutex sublingual tablets are not for use as a pain medication.
MISUSE OF OPIOID MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
Taking opioid medicine during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.
Fatal side effects can occur if you use opioid medicine with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
How should I take Subutex sublingual?
Subutex 8mg sublingual is usually taken for only at the start of treatment for addiction. Most people are later switched to another medicine that contains this medicine (Bunavail, Sublocade, Suboxone, Zubsolv).
Your first Subutex 8mg sublingual dose may be administered in a hospital or clinic setting until your condition improves.
Opioid medicine should never be shared with anyone, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction.
Subutex sublingual tablets should be rinsed with water after dissolving. To prevent teeth and gum damage, wait one hour after the medicine dissolves before brushing your teeth.
If I miss a dose, what happens?
Take the missed dose as soon as possible, but skip it if your next dose is almost due. Take only one dose at a time.
Is there a risk of overdosing?
Call 1-800-222-1222 for Poison Help or seek emergency medical attention. Overdosing on Subutex can be fatal, especially if it is taken by a child or someone without a prescription.
It is possible to suffer from extreme drowsiness or weakness, cold or clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, slow heart rate, weak pulse, and very slow breathing during an overdose.
Is there anything I should avoid while taking Subutex sublingually?
Drinking alcohol is not recommended. It is possible for side effects or death to occur.
Make sure you know how Subutex will affect you before driving or operating machinery. When you are dizzy or drowsy, you may fall, have an accident, or suffer severe injuries.
Subutex sublingual side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Subutex: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Opioid medicine can slow or stop your breathing, and death may occur. A person caring for you should seek emergency medical attention if you have slow breathing with long pauses, blue-colored lips, or if you are hard to wake up.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- any problems with your teeth or gums;
- noisy breathing, sighing, shallow breathing, breathing that stops during sleep;
- problems with thinking, blurred vision, slurred speech, a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
- chest pain, trouble breathing, slow heartbeat or weak pulse;
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