We offer several different types of opioid treatment options:
These drugs do not STOP Addiction, they help with the cravings.
We are one of the few doctors in the Southwest Florida area that do prior authorizations for these different medications.
SUBOXONE (otherwise known as buprenorphine and naloxone) is a prescription medication used to treat adults to help suppress withdrawal signs and symptoms in who are dependent on or addicted to opioids. SUBOXONE contains active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone:
- Buprenorphine is the primary active ingredient in SUBOXONE Film. By attaching to the same receptors as other opioids, it can help to suppress withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings
- Naloxone is included to help prevent misuse. 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
SUBOXONE is widely used a replacement for Methadone treatment because SUBOXONE can be prescribed by doctors in their offices, while Methadone can only be provided at specialized addiction centers. SUBOXONE was one of the first two narcotics to be made available under the Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 to help solve the growing shortage of addiction treatments.
SUBOXONE should be used as part of a complete treatment plan that also includes counseling and psychosocial support and should be initiated under the direction of physicians qualified under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act.
VIVITROL Is an antagonist or blocking medication.
Antagonists attach to opioid receptors, but do not cause the release of dopamine. They are non-addictive and do not lead to physical dependence. Antagonists create a barrier that blocks opioid molecules from attaching to opioid receptors. VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain for one month at a time, helping patients to prevent relapse to opioid dependence, following detox, while they focus on counseling. Patients must detox before starting VIVITROL.
SUBLOCADE™ (buprenorphine extended-release) is the first, once-monthly extended-release form of buprenorphine. SUBLOCADE™ is an extended-release injection, for subcutaneous use (CIII). SUBLOCADE™ is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe addiction to opioids who have received an oral transmucosal buprenorphine-containing medicine at a dose that controls withdrawal symptoms for at least 7 days.
ZUBSOLV® (buprenorphine and naloxone) is a sublingual tablet (CIII) prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy.