Medication for Opiate Withdrawal

Bill CarrickOpiate Detox

Medication for Opiate Withdrawal:  There are a number of medications used to treat opiate withdrawal symptoms. The EHD blog will list these medications with a short description of each. Buprenorphine: Buprenorphine is a long acting opiate that has a better safety profile than other opiates. There is a ceiling related to euphoria. The medications Suboxone and Subutex contain Buprenorphine. Suboxone: Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone. This combination is considered a safe opiate medication for use in an outpatient setting. Subutex: Subutex is Buprenorphine. It does not have Naloxone in the formula. Methadone: Methadone is a long acting opiate. … Read More