Subutex is an opioid-based medication so withdrawal symptoms generally mirror those of heroin, Suboxone® (buprenorphine and Naloxone) and prescription opioid painkillers. Though the symptoms you or your loved one experience may vary based on how long and how much you’ve been using Subutex, some of the more common effects include:
The risk of Subutex abuse is particularly high when mixed with other types of medications. If you’re experiencing these or any other withdrawal symptoms related to your Subutex use, it’s important to get help immediately to prevent any further escalation.
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The primary difference between Subutex and another leading opioid-addiction therapy known as Suboxone® is the presence of an ingredient called naloxone. Suboxone contains both buprenorphine and naloxone, which can make a critical difference in the development of tolerance and subsequent withdrawal. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that blocks the opioid receptors, which means that it lessens that impact of opioid doses as patients receive controlled doses. Naloxone is also used as an overdose-reversal tool in the drug Narcan and has helped thousands of opioid overdose victims recover, and find their way to treatment after they have been revived. Without naloxone as a potency barrier, it may be possible for buprenorphine tolerance and withdrawal to more quickly manifest.
Physical symptoms begin and intensify, including nausea, vomiting, headaches and muscle aches, insomnia and sleep disorder, lethargy, digestive distress, anxiety and irritability, fierce cravings, depression and more.
Physical symptoms persist but start to taper. Symptoms generally include body aches, joint and muscle pain, paranoia, insomnia, irritability and more. These symptoms generally lessen over time as brain chemistry is rebalanced.
It’s very common for users to experience long-term depressive symptoms at this stage of treatment. Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends or family members for support as you experience these symptoms. You’re not alone.
Cravings and depression will persist but lessen over time. It’s generally encouraged that you work with your prescribing physician to develop ways to alleviate lingering withdrawal symptoms as time goes on.
Subutex withdrawal is a complex and delicate medical procedure that requires the help of an experienced and qualified doctor. Professional Subutex detox can help you get clean in a safe, sterile, compassionate and supportive environment. Trying to detox from Subutex on your own very often leads to relapse, ongoing Subutex abuse and more withdrawal. It can also cause you to turn back to your original opioid habit. Recovery Unplugged offers onsite medical detox and further Subutex addiction treatment. Our doctors and nurses are fully committed to helping you get through this ordeal.
We offer medical detox at our locations in Lake Worth, FL; Austin, TX; and Nashville, TN, and work with most major insurance providers to help make the process as affordable as possible. You will be monitored by a team of doctors and nurses who are trained to relieve your symptoms and intervene in the event of a medical emergency. Call Recovery Unplugged today at (855) 754-7793 to start fighting back against Subutex withdrawal.