No drug does not cause side effects. However, the results can be more or less severe depending on the patient's body type and immunity. Like other medications, Suboxone also has side effects. However, it is one of the best medications to treat opiate addiction, but it cannot be taken without supervision.
Usually, the side effects due to Suboxone are milder. However, in some cases, serious side effects can occur.
Some common Suboxone side effects include
Blurred vision or dizziness.
Difficulty concentrating and drowsiness.
Numbness of the mouth and pain in the tongue.
Nausea, constipation, and vomiting.
Not feeling like sleeping.
These are some common side effects due to Suboxone. However, if you do not seek medical help immediately, you may face more severe side effects such as:
Irregular and rapid heartbeat
Hallucination, confusion, or agitation
Weakness of breathing
Loss of coordination or severe weakness
Difficulty waking up
Besides, if a person uses opioids for an extended period, including Suboxone, it can also lead to infertility in both men and women. One can also experience allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis, which can be severe and result in death. Other allergic symptoms include hives or rashes, swollen lips, tongue and throat, and difficulty breathing.
Among these severe symptoms, there is also a rare symptom that is hormonal imbalance. This is a significant threat to the liver, especially in patients already suffering from liver disorders.
In some cases, Suboxone can be addictive. Sometimes it can be misused or abused. Moreover, like any other opioid, the patient can also become addicted to Suboxone due to the presence of opioids; however, the amount is small, but long-term treatment can lead to Suboxone addiction. This is more likely to occur when taken with narcotics, alcohol, or other drugs.
Every drug has side effects and positive effects. It all depends on how you use Suboxone and your doctor's experience. Stopping Suboxone abruptly may cause mild withdrawal symptoms.