Suboxone Side Effects, How it Works, Upsides & Downsides

Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioid medication, including pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse.


Suboxone is used to treat narcotic (opiate) addiction. It is not for use as a pain medication. Suboxone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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