Suboxone is a prescription medication that combines buprenorphine and naloxone. It’s used to treat opioid addiction.
Methadone is a full opioid agonist which means it is somewhat stronger than Suboxone. Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist and consequently is considered somewhat safer than methadone.
It is a partial opiate and is not believed to cause a significant reduction of saliva in the mouth. Even with long-term use, fewer people report seeing an increase of Suboxone-related tooth decay
- Place buprenorphine-with-naloxone sublingual film under the tongue and keep it there until completely dissolved (4–8 minutes on average).
- Do not swallow, chew or move the film after it is placed under the tongue, as doing any of these makes the medicine less effective.