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 Post subject: Naloxone Question
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:19 pm 
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Hi all! Can someone explain to me what the purpose is of adding the naloxone to the sub? Is it to prevent abuse or does it have a functional effect on recovery (eg, reduce tolerance, reduce craving, etc.)?


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 Post subject: Re: Naloxone Question
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:15 am 
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Hey ToughRoadAhead welcome!

I'm no doctor so I'm not positive to be honest what naloxone's purpose is, but I think it's mainly there to prevent ppl from using their suboxone intravenously (shooting up). I think it's supposed to put u into precipitated withdrawal if u shoot it. I have no idea on earth why anyone would want to shoot sub but I know ppl do it unfortunately. Im not sure if there's another reason for it or not but I'm pretty sure that naloxone is there to prevent shooting up. Maybe others can chime in too and it may have more reasons for being in sub, I'm not exactly sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Naloxone Question
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:30 pm 
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Naloxone was put in with Buprenorphine to make a product named Suboxone. Subutex or generic Buprenorphine works the same as Suboxone, Zubslov, Bunvail or the other bupe/naloxone generic products.

The only active ingredient in all of them is Buprenorphine when taken sublingualy.
The Naloxone was put in to stop abuse though injection. Otherwise it can not enter the bloodstream.

While naloxone is an opiate blocker, it does not have this action in the above products. A person can not ingest naloxone though the mouth.



Dr Junig writes about this over in the Talkzone.


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