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Medications for Opiate Dependence

Other names: Opioid Dependence; Opioid Use Disorder

About Opiate Dependence

Opiate Dependence means that a person needs an opiate drug to function normally. Abruptly stopping the drug leads to withdrawal symptoms. Opiate drugs include heroin, fentanyl, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, oxycodone and methadone.

Drugs used to treat Opiate Dependence

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Suboxone 8.8 658 reviews
Rx C 3 X

Generic name: buprenorphine / naloxone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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buprenorphine / naloxone 7.8 1007 reviews
Rx C 3 X

Generic name: buprenorphine / naloxone systemic

Brand names:  Suboxone, Zubsolv

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

buprenorphine 8.9 214 reviews
Rx C 3 X

Generic name: buprenorphine systemic

Brand name:  Sublocade

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Vivitrol 7.7 118 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: naltrexone systemic

Drug class: drugs used in alcohol dependence

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

naltrexone 7.5 149 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: naltrexone systemic

Brand name:  Vivitrol

Drug class: antidotes, drugs used in alcohol dependence

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Zubsolv 7.2 109 reviews
Rx C 3 X

Generic name: buprenorphine / naloxone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Sublocade 8.7 79 reviews
Rx C 3 X

Generic name: buprenorphine systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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