SUBOXONE Film is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (either prescription or illegal).
SUBOXONE Film is indicated for treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.
SUBOXONE Film contains buprenorphine and naloxone
- Buprenorphine is an ingredient in SUBOXONE Film. Known as a partial agonist, it can attach to the same receptors as other opioids and reduce their effects by blocking them from the same receptors.
- Naloxone blocks receptors that are activated by the opioids. If you are dependent on a full opioid agonist and attempt to inject SUBOXONE Film, the naloxone is likely to cause withdrawal signs and symptoms.