Brand Name: Subutex, Buprenex, Butrans, Probuphine, Belbuca and SUBLOCADE
What is Buprenorphine?
Buprenorphine is an opium extract derived from thebaine. This drug is often prescribed as a buprenorphine detox treatment for opioid addiction, especially for heroin or oxycodone users. Although, still an opioid, Buprenorphine can block the effects of other opioids, help decrease physical cravings, and delay withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine is also the active ingredient in Suboxone, which is another medication commonly offered in rehabs as a replacement or maintenance medication as well as Sublocade™ which is an Extended-Release Buprenorphine Injection. Although both drugs are opioids and have risks of dependence and addiction, Suboxone is often a better option because it contains naloxone. Naloxone alone is an antagonist which blocks the effects of opioids and also precipitates withdrawal.
“Whether buprenorphine is taken as prescribed or abused, people may experience severe withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly stop taking it.”
Buprenorphine/Subutex Withdrawal Symptoms
Buprenorphine detox withdrawal symptoms can be a challenge. They are very similar to those of oxycodone and heroin, but they are often longer.
People may experience the following:
- mood swings
- other body aches
The peak of these Buprenorphine withdrawal symptoms usually occurs in the second to third day after the last dose, but milder symptoms can remain for several weeks.
Buprenorphine Medical Detox Protocol
We understand that in some cases MAT drugs like Subutex and Suboxone can be a life-saving option. It can help people to manage illicit opioid use by allowing them to live a less risky life. But despite these benefits, they are still highly addictive narcotics with great dependency risks.
Many patients we see believe that they end up replacing one opioid addiction with another. They have also tried numerous times to stop taking the medication. However, the withdrawal can go on for weeks, even at very low doses, making buprenorphine detox feel nearly impossible.
First, we understand how this drug works and how we can detox you quickly and comfortably. We also understand your fears and we have put together a protocol to help you get through the detox safely and privately so you can move on to a new and opioid-free chapter in your life.
The Benefits of Rapid Detox for Buprenorphine addiction
Typically, you’ll complete the Waismann Rapid Detox Treatment in five to ten days. Using an antagonist and sedatives. We are able to induce and speed the withdrawal while you sleep comfortably in your private room. Patients are in a full-service accredited hospital for 2 to 4 days, followed by a few days stay at our private recovery center, Domus Retreat.
Also, all patients receive treatment from our Quadruple Board-Certified Medical Director, Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein. Dr. Lowenstein has been providing anesthesia detoxification and opioid medical detox for the last two decades on thousands of patients. His experience and knowledge of Opioid Use Disorder is not just superior to most, but respected by many.
What is SUBLOCADE™?
SUBLOCADE™ is an injection to treat adults suffering from moderate to severe addiction (dependence) to opioid drugs. The active ingredient is buprenorphine. This extended-release injection delivers buprenorphine in a controlled dose for a period of over a month. It is for patients who have initiated treatment with a transmucosal buprenorphine detox based drug for a minimum of 7 days.
What are the Side Effects and Risks of SUBLOCADE™?
Although SUBLOCADE™ is currently prescribed to treat those suffering from opioid abuse, the drug is also an opioid which can prolong physical dependence. This drug can have a severe risk of harm or even death. Self-injecting SUBLOCADE™ intravenously, is extremely dangerous, for that reason, it is only available through a SUBLOCADE REMS Program and is only given by a certified healthcare provider.
Side Effects include but are not limited to:
- Nausea and sometimes vomiting
- Injection site itching or pain
- Increased liver enzymes
- Long-term use of opioid drugs may affect fertility in men or women
Seek medical attention right away if you have any of these symptoms:
- Sweating or shivering
- Rapid heart rate
- Muscle stiffness
- Confusion or loss of coordination
- Vomiting, or diarrhea.
This is not a complete list and others unlisted side-effects may occur. Call your doctor for medical questions or advice, and you can also report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Waismann Method’s Rapid Subutex/Buprenorphine Detox Offers
- Five to ten days to complete the treatment.
- No general anesthesia.
- Accredited Hospital.
- Private Room.
- Medication to reduce discomfort.
- Recovery Center with many specialized services.
- Caring support from medical professionals with two decades of experience in opioid addiction.
- Naltrexone therapy to reduce cravings significantly and prevent relapse.
- Special dietary needs prepared by our chefs.
- All care and transportation during the stay.
Let’s discuss the best option for treatment that will fulfill your unique needs.