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Suboxin is a common misspelling of Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone).

What is Suboxone (Suboxin)?

Suboxone (Suboxin) contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist. It works by binding to receptors in the brain and nervous system to help prevent withdrawal symptoms in someone who has stopped taking narcotics (e.g. heroin, morphine, codeine, or oxycodone). Buprenorphine produces less euphoric ("high") effects and therefore may be easier to stop taking. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and is present to discourage people from dissolving the tablet and injecting it.

Suboxone (Suboxin) is used to treat opioid addiction and dependence. Suboxone (Suboxin) should be used as part of a complete narcotic dependence treatment plan. Suboxone (Suboxin) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

When a Suboxone (Suboxin) tablet is placed under the tongue very little naloxone reaches the bloodstream, so what the patient feels are the effects of the buprenorphine. However, if Suboxone (Suboxin) is injected, the naloxone can cause a person dependent on a full opioid agonist to quickly go into withdrawal.

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