Suboxone and Subutex Information: Preventing Withdrawal

Suboxone and Subutex Information: Preventing Withdrawal

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Preventing Severe Withdrawal Caused by Buprenorphine (Suboxone)

Our staff here at Novus Medical Detox Center understand how to best use Suboxone to help our treatments. 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.

Unfortunately, this drug is not always used correctly. When administered incorrectly, it can lead to potentially painful side effects including:

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

Suboxone Withdrawal

The use of Suboxone can greatly help people going through detox and withdrawal from other opioids, it has a very specific protocol that must be followed. When administered properly at a medical detox center like Novus, Suboxone withdrawal is normally very easy for patients. However, Suboxone is an opioid and people can become both dependent and addicted to it when used incorrectly. Withdrawal from Suboxone is similar to withdrawal from other opioids, and can be very uncomfortable. 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

At Novus Medical Detox Center, we provide our patients with the treatment they need to recover from their addictions. We believe that one of the most important parts of any recovery is treating those struggling with their disease with respect, as well as giving the support they deserve. From one of our patients:

“Everything was wonderful. I appreciate the staff and everyone was great. I realized that substances ran my life every day. 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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