Subutex 8mg ( buprenorphine sublingual )
Subutex 8mg is a sublingual tablet, and as was talked about above, is a treatment for opioid drug dependence. Short-term effects of Subutex include: Mild feelings of euphoria. Reduced sensations of pain.
This medicine can be a target for people who abuse prescription medicines and should be kept in a safe place to protect it from theft. Opioids should only be used by those they are prescribed for. Do not give your medicine to anyone else. Taking higher doses or more frequent doses of opioid may increase the risk of addiction. Overuse and misuse can lead to overdose and/or death
What Buprenorphine tablets are and what they are used for
This medicine has been prescribed for you for use as part of a medical, social and psychological treatment programme for patients addicted to opiate (narcotic) drugs. It contains buprenorphine which belongs to a class of medicines called opioids. This medicine has been prescribed to you and should not be given to anyone else. Opioids can cause addiction and you may get withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it suddenly. Your doctor should have explained how long you will be taking it for, when it is appropriate to stop and how to do this safely. A sublingual tablet is a tablet that is placed under your tongue and allowed to dissolve. Treatment is prescribed and monitored by physicians who are specialists in the treatment of drug dependence
How to take SUBOXONE :
Place the SUBOXONE tablet dose under your tongue and allow it to dissolve. This usually takes within 2 to 10 minutes. Do not swallow the tablets. The sublingual route (under the tongue) is the only effective way to take this product.
How often should you take it?
Take the dose once a day. If you need to take more than one tablet to achieve the dose your doctor has prescribed, you can either place all the tablets under your tongue at the same time, and allow them to dissolve or place them one after the other. How long should you take it? The length of treatment will be determined by you and your doctor. After a time of successful treatment, the doctor may reduce the dose gradually to a lower maintenance dose. Depending on your condition, your SUBOXONE dose may be reduced gradually until eventually stopped. Do not change the treatment in any way or stop treatment without the agreement of the doctor who is treating you. Suddenly stopping treatment suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms.
How to remove the tablet from the blister
- 1 – Remove just one section from the blister pack, tearing it along the perforated line.
- 2 – Starting from the edge where the seal is lifted, pull back the foil on the back to remove the tablet
How to store Subutex 8mg Tablets
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton, blister and label after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Blister packs: Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.