Suboxone and Subutex Information: Preventing Withdrawal

Suboxone and Subutex Information: Preventing Withdrawal

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At Novus Medical Detox Center, we understand how to use Suboxone. We have a medical protocol that we follow to ensure that our patients don’t experience the precipitated withdrawal that is a problem with taking buprenorphine too early. Using vital signs, real-time observation of the individual and communication with the patient, our patients receive buprenorphine only when it is going to help them with their medical detox and not make them sick.


According to its label, Suboxone has the following side effects:

  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Runny Nose


While the use of Suboxone to assist in the detox and withdrawal from other opioids and opiates is beneficial to many, it has its own protocol. Done properly at a medical detox like Novus Medical Detox Center, Suboxone withdrawal is normally very easy. However, Suboxone is an opioid and people can become both dependent and addicted to it. Withdrawal from Suboxone is similar to withdrawal from other opioids and can be very uncomfortable if not done properly. Some of the Suboxone withdrawal symptoms are:
  • Anxiety
  • Increased Respiratory Rate
  • Crying
  • Yawning
  • Goosebumps
  • Irritability
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Extreme Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Cramps
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Aches
  • Tremors
From one of our patients: “Everything was wonderful. I appreciate the staff and everyone was great. “I realized that substances ran my life everyday. That’s what I lived for. Now I know that isn’t my purpose. I am meant for better things. I feel I can finally control my cravings and answers are not found in pills. I want to go back to college and make something of myself. Novus has changed me for the better and I am glad for it. It saved my life. Now I have to move on to the next step and live.”

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