Subutex - Used for: Treating opioid dependence. It should be used as part of a complete narcotic dependence treatment plan. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Subutex is an opioid (narcotic) partial agonist-antagonist. It works by binding to receptors in the brain and nervous system to help prevent withdrawal symptoms in someone who has stopped taking narcotics (eg, heroin, oxycodone).
Subutex is an opioid (narcotic) medication that is similar to morphine.
Subutex is used to treat narcotic addiction.
Subutex may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Subutex is a synthetic opioid analgesic and thebaine derivative, with a longer duration of action than morphine. Subutex interacts predominately with the opioid mu-receptor. These mu-binding sites are discretely distributed in the human brain, spinal cord, and other tissues. In clinical settings, Subutex exerts its principal pharmacologic effects on the central nervous system. Its primary actions of therapeutic value are analgesia and sedation. Subutex may increase the patient's tolerance for pain and decrease the perception of suffering, although the presence of the pain itself may still be recognized. In addition to analgesia, alterations in mood, euphoria and dysphoria, and drowsiness commonly occur. Subutex depresses the respiratory centers, depresses the cough reflex, and constricts the pupils.
Indication: For the treatment of moderate to severe pain, peri-operative analgesia, and opioid dependence.
Subutex HCl injection is indicated for the relief of moderate tosevere pain.