What Is Suboxone Used For?

Suboxone is a drug that contains naloxone and buprenorphine and is used for treating an addiction to narcotics. The drug might also be used for other conditions as instructed by a doctor, as stated by Drugs.

The naloxone content in Suboxone is used to reduce the impact of narcotics in the body. It is important to note that the use of Suboxone can lead to addiction as well as cause the breathing to slow or stop if taken in larger amounts or longer than prescribed. People who are allergic to naloxone or buprenorphine are advised not to use Suboxone. People with breathing problems, liver disease, alcohol addiction and urination problems should consult a doctor prior to using this drug.

Whether Suboxone causes harm to an unborn baby when taken during pregnancy is uncertain. Mothers should not breastfeed while taking this medication.