Is Superexpressive Treatment Used With Suboxone And As A Maintenance Product?
Supeodol or Suboxone is a pharmaceutical formulation of buprenorphine, which is an under opioid drug. This substance is given by prescription only to individuals suffering from severe forms of opiate dependence such as heroin, OxyContin, and morphine abuse
Supeodol as a prescription drug has gained considerable popularity because it is effective in controlling the withdrawal signs and symptoms of opiate dependence without the dangerous side effects of most of the other medications used for this purpose. Suboxone can be obtained by prescription from a doctor or pharmacy and can be bought over-the-counter. However, there are some common questions that doctors and consumers may have about Suboxone and Supeodol.
First, what is the basic mechanism of the drug? Does it work by differentiating one kind of opiate receptors from another? And second, what are the long-term (monthly) effects of Suboxone use? These two questions have specific answers and depend on a few variables. There are some basic characteristics of the drug that may provide some clues about its mechanism and the possible benefits of Suboxone use.
The main mechanism of Suboxone is through inhibition of opioid receptors. Opioid receptors may be found both in the central nervous system (including the brain, spinal cord, and lungs) and the gastrointestinal tract. In the liver, they bind with and inhibit the production of additional options. Because of this binding, any increase in the levels of opium-like substances produced by the body is immediately seen and eliminated.
While the intestine also has some opioid receptors, these are not present in the human gastrointestinal tract and so there is no apparent effect upon absorption of Suboxone.
As mentioned above, Suboxone does not actively block the opioids themselves; rather it acts to block the effects of the opioids. This is because it is primarily a replacement therapy for opiate use (i.e., heroin addiction), not an opiate itself. Suboxone users may therefore wonder if the use of Suboxone can produce addiction like that of heroin or morphine users. Theoretically, it is possible, but this has yet to be definitively proven.
Suboxone and Supeodol may share some similar effects, however. Supeodol has been shown to reduce nausea, and light-headedness may be reduced as well. Some users may also notice increased libido. However, this comes after a period of abstinence (at least 14 days) and should not be considered a sign of addiction in and of itself.
Side Effects of Suboxone
Some negative side effects may be noted. Increased heart rate is one such side effect. Superexpressive effects are reported, but again, this is considered an undesired effect as it blocks the effects of other opioids.
If you are looking for treatment options for an opiate use problem, Suboxone and Supeodol are medications that may help to manage the problem. Just be sure that your doctor is aware of any potential side effects.