A South Jersey Suboxone Treatment Center
The South Jersey Suboxone treatment center at Solid Rock, we prescribes several different types and brand names of medication, for varying forms and levels of drug addiction. We take the time to evaluate your situation and prescribe the right medication and dosage based on your needs and the availability of insurance.
Suboxone is an FDA-approved medication for treatment of opioid addiction.
The active ingredient in Suboxone, buprenorphine, reduces the cravings for other opioids such as heroin or oxycodone. It is primarily used in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to prevent use of illegal narcotics. The active ingredient in Suboxone, buprenorphine, enables it to travel through the bloodstream to the brain, where it can fight off the urge for other opioids such as heroin or oxycodone. Suboxone also contains naloxone, is included within the medication to help prevent overuse of the drug.
Despite that Suboxone is an aid in overcoming addiction to other opioids, it is possible to grow a physical dependency to buprenorphine. Physical dependence is not the same as addiction; Dr. Onishchuck can discuss the possibilities with you and take appropriate safety measures. Do NOT take Suboxone if you are allergic to buprenorphine or naloxone. Serious side effects such as anaphylactic shock are possible with Suboxone. Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.
Drs. Onishchuck and Gonzalez will take the time to work with you and go over your medical history and how to safely administer Suboxone to take on your addiction problem. They’ll discuss proper dosages, side effects, and the length of the medication period with you.
Buprenorphine is one of the active ingredients in Suboxone, along with naloxone. It is primarily used in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to prevent use of illegal narcotics. It may also be used in the treatment of chronic pain. In addition, buprenorphine has been shown to be effective in treating depression. According to the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is the first line medication for treating opioid addiction.
Subutex is the brand name for buprenorphine in tablet form that is take in a daily dose. It does not contain naloxone. Patients who are unable to take Suboxone because of allergies or pregnancy may be given Subutex as an alternate treatment.
At Solid Rock, we’ll determine whether Subutex is more appropriate for treatment based on your medical history and any allergies you may have.
Zubsolv is the brand name for the equivalent medication of Suboxone, in tablet form as opposed to film. Like Suboxone, Zubsolv contains both buprenorphine and naloxone, and with it carries the same effectiveness in treating opioid addiction, and similar possible side effects.
Some patients may find Zubsolv to be easier in administration to Suboxone due to its menthol taste and “mouthfeel”.
Bunavail is a brand name for a alternate medication for Suboxone. Like Zubsolv, the active ingredients in Bunavail are buprenorphine and naloxone. Bunavail is given in the form of a bi-layer buccal film and has a citrus taste, which some patients may find easier to dissolve. Bunavail, like Suboxone and Zubsolv, has the same effect in treating addiction, and carries the same side effects.
Different insurance companies may have different medications on formulary, We will help you to determine which medication your insurance company prefers.
Vivitrol is an addiction treatment that is given in the form of a once-monthly shot. Its active ingredient is naltrexone, a medication used to treat both opioid and alcohol addiction that is non-addictive. Patients must be free from narcotics and buprenorphine products for 10 days in order to be placed on Vivitrol medication. Vivitrol should only be used in stable patients.