If you or a loved one has an opioid addiction, Suboxone® can help reduce cravings and ease the symptoms of withdrawal during recovery. At Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, Eric Yenchi, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Ruth Williams, NP, Berenice Anjeh, CRNP-PMH, and Collette Odibo, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, prescribe Suboxone to people suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs). To make an appointment in Clinton, Maryland, call the office or book online today.
Suboxone is a prescription drug that treats opioid use disorder. It’s a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone that binds to the opioid receptors in your brain. The binding process minimizes your cravings, making it easier to maintain sobriety.
Suboxone provides an effective alternative to other similar medications. It’s used in an outpatient setting, allowing you to maintain your freedom while safely overcoming the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
You might be a candidate for Suboxone if you have an addiction to or dependence on opioids. Suboxone is FDA-approved for use as part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid abuse disorders.
Before writing a prescription, the team at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, conducts a physical exam. If you have an underlying medical condition, like kidney disease or a thyroid disorder, you may not qualify. Make sure to let your provider know if you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Suboxone isn’t recommended for people who are nursing or pregnant.
The team at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, offers Suboxone in two forms: films and sublingual tablets.
Sublingual tablets dissolve under your tongue, while films dissolve between your gum and cheek.
After placing a Suboxone tablet or film in your mouth, be careful not to swallow or chew it. You should begin to feel the effects of the medication in 45-60 minutes.
Suboxone affects everyone differently. During the first few days or weeks of treatment, it’s normal to experience symptoms like:
These symptoms typically resolve once your body adjusts, but if they persist or worsen, contact the team at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, right away.
The length of time that you need to take Suboxone depends on several factors, including the type of opioid addiction you have and the severity of your cravings. The team at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, typically recommends taking Suboxone for at least a year and, sometimes, longer.
Suboxone is a powerful drug and has the potential for abuse. Therefore, you need to wean off the medication and taper your dosage over time. Your provider can monitor your progress, ensuring the process occurs safely without complications.
To see if you can benefit from treatment with Suboxone, make an appointment at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, by calling the office or booking online today.