Is acne a side effect of Suboxone?
Can Suboxone cause acne?
Acne is an uncommon side effect of treatment with Suboxone. Suboxone is a film that is placed under the tongue (sublingual) or on the inside of the cheek (buccal) and is used to treat opioid dependence.
Suboxone combines a partial-opioid agonist called buprenorphine with an opioid antagonist called naloxone.
In clinical studies of Suboxone, acne was identified as a treatment-related adverse reaction which occurred in greater than or equal to 1/1000 people to less than 1/100 people - making it an uncommon side effect of the drug. Other uncommon, skin-related side effects of Suboxone include dermatitis exfoliative, skin mass, alopecia and dry skin.
- MedSafe. Suboxone Data Sheet. Available from: https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/s/Suboxonetab.pdf. [Accessed April 20, 2021].
- European Medicine Agency. Suboxone. Annex I, Summary of Product Characteristics. Available from: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/product-information/suboxone-epar-product-information_en.pdf. [Accessed April 20, 2021].
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