Buprenorphine vs Suboxone

Buprenorphine
(Rx)
Suboxone
(Rx)
Buprenorphine is a pain relief medication and a chemical dependency medication (opioid).
Suboxone is a chemical dependency medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Withdrawal Symptoms
3.8
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Withdrawal Symptoms
2.8
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 8, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
43,612 Discussions
270,497 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Addiction
#3 for Pain
#4 for Depression
#6 for Chronic Pain
#7 for Dependence
Buprenorphine is prescribed for Withdrawal Symptoms and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Our data suggest that it is taken for Pain and Depression, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Addiction
#3 for Pain
#4 for Depression
#6 for Chronic Pain
Suboxone is prescribed for Withdrawal Symptoms and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Our data suggest that it is taken for Pain and Depression, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bup
Euphoria
9
Nausea
5
Vomiting
3
Respiratory Depression
2
Dizziness
2
Dry Mouth
1
Itching
1
Restlessness
1
Dysphoria
1
Paranoia
1
Sub
Euphoria
4
Nausea
4
Vomiting
3
Restlessness
1
Dizziness
1
Numbness
1
Drowsiness
1
Migraines
1
Cramping
1
Sneezing
1
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Buprenorphine
Bup
Suboxone
Sub
Euphoria
Bup
Sub
9
4
Nausea
Bup
Sub
5
4
Vomiting
Bup
Sub
3
3
Respiratory Depression
Bup
Sub
2
0
Dizziness
Bup
Sub
2
1
Dry Mouth
Bup
Sub
1
0
Itching
Bup
Sub
1
0
Restlessness
Bup
Sub
1
1
Dysphoria
Bup
Sub
1
0
Paranoia
Bup
Sub
1
0
Euphoria
Sub
Bup
4
9
Nausea
Sub
Bup
4
5
Vomiting
Sub
Bup
3
3
Restlessness
Sub
Bup
1
1
Dizziness
Sub
Bup
1
2
Numbness
Sub
Bup
1
0
Drowsiness
Sub
Bup
1
0
Migraines
Sub
Bup
1
0
Cramping
Sub
Bup
1
0
Sneezing
Sub
Bup
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Buprenorphine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Suboxone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Buprenorphine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Suboxone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Oral Film, Pill
Oral Film, Pill
Dosages
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Film: 75 mcg, 150 mcg, 300 mcg, 450 mcg, 600 mcg, 750 mcg, 900 mcg
Solution: 0.3 mg/mL, 0.324 mg/mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 8 mg
Syringe: 0.3 mg/mL
Film: 2-0.5 mg, 4-1 mg, 8-2 mg, 12-3 mg
Tablet: 2-0.5 mg, 8-2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Buprenorphine
Buprenorphine Hcl/Naloxone Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Buprenorphine and Suboxone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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