Buprenorphine is often used for the maintenance of those struggling with opioid use disorder. Although the drug is considered “treatment,” it is an opioid itself, and it can lead to a strong dependence. Because of this drug’s long-lasting effects and withdrawal symptoms, many individuals choose buprenorphine medical detox when they are ready to overcome its dependency.
What is Buprenorphine?
Buprenorphine is an opium extract derived from thebaine- it 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 that 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.”
Brand Names of Medications Containing Buprenorphine
- Suboxone® – Sublingual tablet: 2mg buprenorphine and 0.5 mg naloxone; 8mg buprenorphine with 2 mg naloxone. Sublingual film: 2 mg buprenorphine with 0.5 mg naloxone; 4 mg buprenorphine with 1 mg naloxone; 8 mg buprenorphine with 2 mg naloxone; 12 mg buprenorphine with 3 mg naloxone
- Bunavail® – Buccal film: 2.1 mg buprenorphine with 0.3 mg naloxone; 4.2 mg buprenorphine with 0.7 mg naloxone; 6.3 mg buprenorphine with 1 mg naloxone.
- Zubsolv® – Sublingual tablet: 0.7 mg buprenorphine with 0.18 mg naloxone; 1.4 mg buprenorphine with 0.36 mg naloxone; 2.9 mg buprenorphine with 0.71 mg naloxone; 5.7 mg buprenorphine with 1.4 mg naloxone; 8.6 mg buprenorphine with 2.1 mg naloxone; 11.4 mg buprenorphine with 2.9 mg naloxone.
- Cassipa® – Sublingual film: 16 mg buprenorphine with 4 mg naloxone.
Buprenorphine Withdrawal Symptoms
Buprenorphine detox withdrawal symptoms can be a challenge. They are very similar to those of oxycodone and heroin on discomfort, but they often last 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.
Does Rapid Detox work for Buprenorphine?
We understand that in some cases, MAT drugs like Subutex and Suboxone can be a life-saving option. Furthermore, it can help people manage illicit opioid use by allowing them to live a less risky life. But despite these benefits, they are still highly addictive narcotics with significant 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.
For the most successful rapid opioid detox treatment call us today!See how our medically assisted detoxification program combines clinical excellence and a professional, caring environment, so you feel safe and welcome every moment of your stay.
The Benefits of Rapid Buprenorphine Detox for Addiction (Sometimes Referred to as Subutex Rapid Detox)
Typically, you’ll complete Buprenorphine Medical Detox by Waismann Method in five to ten days. Using an antagonist and sedatives, w can induce and speed the withdrawal while you sleep comfortably in your private hospital 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 are not just superior to most but respected by many.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a pharmacological form of a substance use disorder using medications and counseling. MAT is widely used in drug treatment programs and rehab centers to help people abstain from buying illicit drugs or participate in drug-seeking risky behaviors.
Side effects of MAT drugs 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 other 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 Subutex Rapid Detoxification Treatment
- Five to ten days to complete the treatment
- No general anesthesia
- Accredited hospital
- Private hospital 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 are prepared by our chefs.
- All care and transportation during the stay.