Not Medical Advice: Suboxone (buprenorphine) is a drug used to cure opioid addiction. Suboxone is known as an opioid agonist/antagonist that prevents withdrawal symptoms when a person stops taking opioid drugs by inducing similar effects.
The onset of withdrawal depends upon the half-life of the drug present in your system. For example, some drugs have a short half-life so it will take only about 4-8 hours for opiate receptors to free-up and full withdrawals to set in. For an individual on hydrocodone, which has a longer half-life, acute withdrawal might not start for 24-36 hours. Approximately 3 days after stopping this medication, patients are typically very sick as the suffering from withdrawal takes effect.
Suboxone can cause addiction and tolerance like other opioid drugs. Withdrawal symptoms can include severe anxiety and depression, muscle cramps, fever and sweating, sleep problems, upset stomach and abdominal pain, diarrhea, convulsions and dehydration.
Suboxone comes in two forms of sublingual pills. You place it under your tongue and let it dissolve for about 10 minutes.
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