Zubsolv for Opioid Dependence and Addiction Treatment
When a loved one is abusing opiate drugs or is trying to give up the substance, an appropriate opioid dependence treatment can help improve the chances of success. Among the solutions that we use to help improve the situation is opiate managed maintenance treatments. The medication, Zubsolv, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a method to assist recovering individuals in the process of giving up the drugs they abuse.
What is Zubsolv?
This newly approved medication is a prescription opioid maintenance drug that is used in conjunction with counseling and psychological treatments to help reduce the cravings for opioid drugs that otherwise distract men and women from working through the addiction. It is only available with a prescription from a medical doctor and will be used in the same way as Suboxone and Subutex.
According to Drugs.com, the medication is approved for use in opiate addiction treatment and that is the primary purpose of the medication. It is used with other treatment solutions for improved success rates after giving up opiates.
Zubsolv for Opioid Addiction
Zubsolv works by helping a person to control the withdrawal symptoms of stopping opioid use while also managing withdrawal symptoms.
When an individual who struggles with opioid addiction and dependence decides to stop using, painful and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms can emerge. These symptoms can be the first hurdle that is difficult to overcome. Even if someone is able to quit using opioids and get past the withdrawal phase, opioid cravings and other symptoms of addiction can result in a relapse.
Drugs like this can offer a medicinal treatment that can assist patients as they first quit using and set up a foundation for recovery.
What are the Primary Ingredients in Zubsolv?
The two primary ingredients found in Zubsolv include: buprenorphine and naloxone.
*The medication is not recommended for any individual who is allergic or may be allergic to buprenorphine or naloxone.
Zubsolv Side Effects
The side effects will vary between individuals. Although the specifics can vary, typical side effects that many patients using the medication will see include:
Nausea or vomiting
Difficulty sleeping at night
Pain throughout the body, including joint and muscle discomfort
Swelling in the arms and legs
In most cases, the common side effects are mild and will discontinue after a few days of taking the medication. If the symptoms do not fade or are bothersome, then it is best to discuss the situation with a medical professional. Never discontinue use of the medication without discussing it with a medical professional first.
Severe Side Effects of Zubsolv
Although severe side effects are uncommon and rare, recognizing the signs of potential problems is essential to any treatment that uses medication as part of the process. The severe side effects that may occur include:
Coordination challenges and general dizziness
Signs of an allergic reaction, like hives and swelling in the face
Dizziness after standing up or sitting down, often associated with a decrease in blood pressure
Symptoms of opioid withdrawal, such as tremors and flu-like symptoms
When signs of a severe side effect occur, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. It is particularly important if signs are clearly dangerous, such as difficulty breathing or swelling on the face and throat. If severe side effects occur, then it may be necessary to discontinue use of the medication as part of treatment.
Overcoming an addiction to opiate drugs is a challenge, but it is possible with the right treatment measures. Among the options that can help is the use of managed maintenance that reduces the cravings for the drugs. Before taking any measures to treat an addiction, speak with a medical doctor to learn more about the options that are available.
Zubsolv vs. Suboxone
Suboxone is also a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone that comes in a tablet or film that dissolves under the tongue. The difference between the two drugs are that Zubsolv has a better taste and a faster dissolve time. When the Zubsolv tablet dissolves, a greater amount of it is able to enter the bloodstream compared with Suboxone and, as a result, it has a 30% lower dosage rate than Suboxone while providing similar effects.
Zubsolv vs. Subutex
Subutex is similar to Zubsolv, but it only contains buprenorphine. Buprenorphine alone was used for many years as the leading medicinal treatment for opioid use disorder and is still considered the first-line treatment for opioid replacement therapy. Compared with Subutex, Zubsolv is less likely to cause abuse. Both are equally effective in treating opioid use disorder.