Start with an evaluation by a doctor qualified to treat opioid dependence in an office. The doctor will take into account the following during the evaluation
Are you a candidate for office-based treatment?
For many patients, traditional “rehab” isn’t an option. With SUBOXONE Film, treatment should begin under the supervision of a doctor. In appropriate patients, treatment may continue at home with follow-up visits to a doctor at reasonable intervals. The doctor must be qualified under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000.
Do you have impaired liver function?
SUBOXONE Film is not recommended for people with severe hepatic impairment and may not be appropriate for those with moderate hepatic impairment. Buprenorphine/naloxone drug products are not recommended for induction in people with moderate hepatic impairment due to the increased risk of precipitated withdrawal. However, SUBOXONE Film may be used with caution for maintenance treatment in people with moderate hepatic impairment who have initiated treatment on a buprenorphine product without naloxone.
Did you know there are four dosage options?
The range of dosage strengths available may allow your doctor to prescribe the dose you need potentially using only 1 or 2 films. SUBOXONE Film comes in 2 mg/0.5 mg, 4 mg/1 mg, 8 mg/2 mg, and 12 mg/3 mg unit-dose packaging.
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