When I first started Suboxone, it was to get off of hydrocodone. My doc gave me the option to switch to a stronger pain medication (like oxy's) or switch to Suboxone to help alleviate withdrawals and help for pain management. Since then I have been told repeatedly that suboxone is good for mild to moderate pain control. I just came across the information the pharmacy gives you with your medicine and it clearly states on this paper: This medication should not be used for pain relief. Serious, possibly fatal, breathing problems may occur.
So, why do the docs tell you that you can take it for pain?