Suboxone – Two Treatments in One
Did you know?
- Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction, like methadone and fentanyl, and its advantages include milder withdrawal symptoms and a lower risk of death due to respiratory suppression.
- Two drugs comprise suboxone: naloxone is its anti-opioid component; buprenorphine is its opioid-like counterpart.
- For mothers and their newborns going through opioid withdrawal, suboxone shows promise as a safe treatment option. It has caused fewer side effects and requiring shorter hospital stays.
Suboxone Drug Tests
It is generally accepted that suboxone consists buprenorphine, an opioid analgesic and naloxone, an opioid blocker. The purpose of this combination drug is to help addicts of opioids such as heroin, prescription pain-killers and many others, to quit using the drugs. The drug contains an opioid producing a far less “high” than its more potent family members. This eases the transition away from addiction. The detox period for suboxone ranges from one day to seven weeks.
An added benefit of suboxone is easier access. Unlike methadone, which can only be obtained at a methadone clinic, suboxone can be obtained only from doctors who are specially qualified to prescribe it.
What is the Suboxone Drug Test?
This suboxone test detects Buprenorphine and metabolites, norbuprenorphine, and Buprenorphine-3- ß. -D–Glucuronide. It will detect and measure the concentration of buprenorphine in human urine.
Benefits of 10-Panel Drug Testing
Suboxone is one of many drugs that is detectable with ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North’s 10-panel test, a drug screen that typically tests urine for a broader window of illicit substances than our 5-panel test, is able to identify suboxone.
NOTE: ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North is a group of independently owned and operated franchise locations. The services listed on this page are not offered at all locations.
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