Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Suboxone
Generic Name: buprenorphine and naloxone (Pronunciation: byoo PREH nor feen and NAH lox own)
What is buprenorphine and naloxone (Suboxone)?
Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Naloxone is an special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines.
Buprenorphine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Suboxone 8 mg-2 mg
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What are the possible side effects of buprenorphine and naloxone (Suboxone)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Like other narcotic medicines, buprenorphine can slow your breathing. Death may occur if breathing becomes too weak.
Call your doctor at once or seek emergency medical attention if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about buprenorphine and naloxone (Suboxone)?
Using this medicine improperly will increase your risk of serious side effects or death. Even if you have used other narcotic medications, you may still have serious side effects from buprenorphine and naloxone. Follow all dosing instructions carefully.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to buprenorphine or naloxone (Narcan).
Never share buprenorphine and naloxone with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with buprenorphine and naloxone. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Do not give buprenorphine and naloxone to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice. The use of this medicine by a child can result in death. Seek emergency medical attention if a child has accidentally swallowed the medication.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how buprenorphine and naloxone will affect you.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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