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Does suboxone work with a withdrawal while easing the discomfort or does it just simply prolong withdrawal from opiates?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Urgent Care 21 years experience
Suboxone: Suboxone is two medicine, buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine will block withdrawal symptoms because it interacts as a partial agonist at the opiod receptor, causing less of an opiod effect than full opiod agonists. There is a ceiling effect and taking more will not make a patient feel high. Naloxone, the 2nd ingredient, blocks any full opioids such as cocaine, heroin, a patient takes
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