Suboxone is a prescription medication that combines buprenorphine and naloxone to treat opioid addiction. Buprenorphine belongs to a class of drugs called opioid partial agonists, which help relieve symptoms of opiate withdrawal.
What is a strip of Suboxone?
Suboxone is a medication, which is commonly used to combat opioid addiction. The medication actually uses a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone to help wean the user off of the opiate. Although Suboxone is very similar to Subutex, it is also different, since it uses two active ingredients, instead of just one.
Suboxone contains an opioid that can cause physical dependence. … Physical dependence is not the same as drug addiction. Suboxone is not for occasional or “as needed” use. An overdose and even death can happen if you take benzodiazepines, sedatives, tranquilizers, antidepressants, or alcohol while using Suboxone.