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6 How does Suboxone work in the brain?

How does Suboxone work in the brain?

June 1st, 2014

Dr. Jeffry Junig explains here how buprenorphine (the main psychoactive ingredient in Suboxone) works in the brain.

How does buprenorphine block opiates?

How does buprenorphine block opiates?

May 13th, 2014

A review of the specific actions buprenorphine causes in the central nervous system, by Dr. Jeffrey Junig.

21 How does Suboxone make you feel?

How does Suboxone make you feel?

May 4th, 2014

How you ‘feel’ after taking buprenorphine or Suboxone depends on your tolerance to opioids. But after dosing is optimized people on the medication usually feel normal, as they would feel if they were not on an opioid. More on Suboxone here.

42 Does Suboxone cause weight gain or loss?

Does Suboxone cause weight gain or loss?

April 25th, 2014

Weight loss is common during active Suboxone dependence. However, Suboxone abuse is often related to unhealthy lifestyle issues. More on Suboxone and weight loss/gain here.

11 Does Suboxone (buprenorphine) treat pain?

Does Suboxone (buprenorphine) treat pain?

March 25th, 2014

Buprenorphine (the main ingredient in Suboxone) is a potent opioid analgesic, and has been used intravenously to treat pain for over 30 years. More on Suboxone for pain here.

2 Can Suboxone kill you?

Can Suboxone kill you?

March 19th, 2014

Yes, Suboxone can kill you in certain situations, like when you mix Suboxone with other respiratory depressants, most often benzodiazepines like alprazolam or clonazepam. More on risks of Suboxone use and abuse inside.

91 Can Suboxone be injected?

Can Suboxone be injected?

March 11th, 2014

Yes, Suboxone can be injected. However, effects depend on a person’s opioid tolerance. Additionally, the pharmacology of buprenorphine removes incentive to inject Suboxone. More here on Suboxone injection.

7 Is Suboxone a narcotic?

Is Suboxone a narcotic?

March 3rd, 2014

It depends on what definition you’re using. By most definitions, buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone) is a narcotic. We explore the specifics here.

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