Bunavail; Suboxone; Zubsolv
- It is used to treat drug addiction and withdrawal.
- If you have an allergy to buprenorphine, naloxone, or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have liver disease.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this drug affects you.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing stairs.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may be habit-forming with long-term use.
- Do not stop taking this drug all of a sudden without calling your doctor. You may have a greater risk of signs of withdrawal. If you need to stop this drug, you will want to slowly stop it as ordered by your doctor.
- Do not switch between different forms of this drug without first talking with the doctor.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
- Avoid drinking alcohol.
- Even one dose of this drug may be deadly if it is taken by accident, especially in children. If this drug is taken by accident, get medical help right away.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Long-term use of this drug during pregnancy may cause dependence in the unborn baby or newborn. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing.
- Feeling very sleepy.
- Change in thinking clearly and with logic.
- Very hard stools (constipation).
- Change in eyesight.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Feeling nervous and excitable.
- Change in balance.
- Mood changes.
- Extra muscle action or slow movement.
- Slurred speech.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly liver problems have happened with this drug. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Feeling sleepy.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Hard stools (constipation).
- Belly pain.
- Not able to sleep.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Sweating a lot.
- Numbness or tingling in the mouth.
- Pain where it was placed.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Take this drug at the same time of day.
- Do not chew or swallow.
- Do not eat, drink, smoke, or talk while this drug is melting.
- Take by mouth only. Very bad and sometimes deadly side effects may happen if this drug is injected.
All film products:
- Open right before use.
- Be sure your hands are dry before you touch this drug.
- Do not cut or tear this drug. Do not touch the film with your tongue or finger once it has been placed.
- Wet mouth with water.
- Place film under your tongue.
- If using 2 films, place on opposite sides. Try not to let films touch.
- If using 3 films, place the third film under the tongue after the first 2 films have melted.
- Wet the inside of your cheek with your tongue or water.
- Place the film inside the mouth on a wet cheek. Hold for 5 seconds so it sticks to the cheek. Let it melt.
- Place the side of the film with the writing against the inside of the cheek.
- If using 2 films, place on opposite sides. If using many films, do not place more than 2 films on the inside of 1 cheek at a time.
- Place on the tongue and let melt.
- If your doctor tells you to use more than 1 tablet at a time, ask your doctor how to take them.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- If you are not sure what to do if you miss a dose, call your doctor.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
All film products:
- Do not freeze.
- Store in foil pouch until ready for use.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.