Types of Suboxone

This medicine has to be prescribed by a qualified physician who meets certain requirements in regard to the use of the medicine. The dosage of this medicine will vary depending upon the personal situation and is going to be adjusted by your healthcare provider.

The typical advised starting dose is 4 milligrams (of buprenorphine) one time per day. The maximum dose per day is 24 milligram. Over time, your physician might slowly reduce your dose until the medicines has been stopped. Don’t attempt to adjust the dosage or stop the medicine without first consulting a doctor.

Buprenorphine – naloxone is utilized for a minimum of two months. Don’t stop taking this medicine on your own. The doctor will recommend on how to taper the medicine to avoid symptoms of withdrawal, when it’s time to cease in taking buprenorphine – naloxone.

Available Suboxone Forms

There are different types of Suboxone. Here is a list:

Suboxone pills

2 mg/0.5 mg

Every white to creamy white tablet shaped like a hexagon is embossed with a sword logo on one part and ‘N2’ on the reverse side and contains 2 milligrams of buprenorphine (as hydrochloride) as well as 0.5 mg naloxone (as hydrochloride dihydrate). Ingredients (non-medicinal): sodium citrate, povidone K30, natural lime and lemon flavor, mannitol, maize starch, magnesium stearate, lactose monohydrate, citric acid anhydrous, and acesulfame portassium.

8 mg/2 mg

Every white to creamy white tablet that is hexagon-shaped is embossed with a sword logo upon one side and ‘N8’ on the flip side and contains 8 milligrams of buprenorphine (as hydrochloride) and 2 milligrams of naloxone (as hydrochloride dihydrate). Ingredients (non-medicinal): (same as above).

Cost – See this link for a list of costs: http://www.goodrx.com/suboxone

Generic Buprenorphine:  See this link for a list if costs: http://ow.ly/ttWrO

Suboxone Strips

Suboxone strips may be successful in weaning somebody off opiates, it just must be conducted short-term. To be successful, do it in around one week. For example, you can wean off of opiates in rehabilitation with it, yet they just keep you on it for one week to 12 days, beginning with 1 strip per day, then slowly tapering off all through the week. The beginning dosage and tapering schedule depends upon the individual’s tolerance and body weight. However, a person mustn’t remain on the suboxone long range or he or she will become addicted to it. Yet if correctly used, it’ll get someone off opiates without the withdrawals. In addition, it just works for opiates.

Cost: Average $250/mo.


Subutex sublingual tablet is an oval white tablet that is uncoated, which is imprinted with a sword logo upon one side and alphanumeric imprint that identifies the strength and product. It will contain buprenorphine HCl and is obtainable in two dose strengths, 2 milligrams buprenorphine and 8 milligrams buprenorphine. Every tablet additionally contains magnesium stearate, sodium citrate, citric acid, povidone K30, cornstarch, mannitol, and lactose.

Cost – See this link for a list of costs: http://www.goodrx.com/subutex

Generic Subutex: (Buprenorphine Hydrochloride Sublingual).

Cost on the lower end: #60 8mg $159.00 or $2.65 per tablet, on the higher end, these can go for between 5 – 10 dollars per tablet.

So as you can see, there are various types of suboxone. It is suggested that if you cannot afford the brand names to check if your doctor will switch you to a generic form.


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