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Suboxone & Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone is in two classes of medications. One is called opiate (narcotic) analgesics and another class is called antitussives. It is available only in combination with other ingredients, and different combination products are prescribed for different uses. Some hydrocodone products are used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Other hydrocodone products are used to relieve cough. Hydrocodone relieves pain by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain and relieves cough by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing. Hydrocodone can be habit-forming. The Suboxone Clinic of Orlando has been very successful using Suboxone in the treatment to overcome addictions to Hydrocodone.

 

How does it help? Suboxone reduces the effect of hydrocodone. Suboxone is an opioid medicine similar to hydrocodone. It targets the same places in the brain that opioids do. It relieves drug cravings without giving you the same high as other opioid drugs. Suboxone prevents or reduces withdrawal symptoms caused by quitting use of hydrocodone.

Here is exactly how it works:

Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. While buprenorphine is quite similar to other opioids, it produces less euphoric effects and is usually easier to stop taking. The ingredient naloxone blocks the effects of narcotics in this scenario the buprenorphine, and leads to withdrawal symptoms in a person with a hydrocodone addiction. So the buprenorphine actually helps prevent the withdrawal symptoms that are often caused by stopping the use of hydrocodone. It is combined with buprenorphine to prevent abuse of this medication. It is best used as a part of a complete program of treatment for narcotic abuse along with counseling, lifestyle changes and monitoring. This is why success will be more likely with the help of your suboxone doctor, who is able to assist you through your drug treatment program.

Suboxone has been tested and proven to be effective over the past few years for inpatient, outpatient and rehab settings venues. Suboxone has been successful for both detoxification and maintenance treatments. It has been found to be very helpful in the office based settings where patients can recover from opiate dependence without being confined to a hospital or a drug rehab.

The primary objective of detoxification is to relieve withdrawal symptoms while patients adjust to a drug-free state. Suboxone used as a treatment for hydrocodone addiction produces less risk for overdose and withdrawal effect. This is why Suboxone is a preferred method of treatment at the Suboxone Clinic of Orlando. Plus it offers less risk of addiction and can be prescribed in the privacy of a Suboxone doctor’s office.