Common Side Effects
- Suboxin has side effects that include headaches, nausea, vomiting, anxiety and insomnia. These occur because, while being milder than other powerful narcotics, suboxin still has similar effects to more powerful narcotics such as heroin and oxycontin. These side effects occur because the body is not used to a lower amount of opiates being in the bloodstream.
Side Effects That Effect The Liver
- Many of the side effects of suboxin effect the liver. These side effects have visual cues. Some of the signs of liver problems include jaundice ( the skin or whites of the eyes turn yellow), dark-colored urine, light-colored bowel movements, lack of appetite and stomach pains. It is common for medical professionals to conduct blood tests for liver problems on patients who are prescribed suboxin.
- Allergic reactions to suboxin can cause rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness and trouble breathing. Other indicators are changes in mood (such as irritability or trouble sleeping) and muscle stiffness or shakiness. These symptoms may be indicative of a reaction to the drug; your doctor or pharmacist should be contacted as soon as possible.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- There are no studies of the effects of suboxin during pregnancy, and it should be used with caution. The drug should not be taken during pregnancy unless recommended by a medical professional. If you are not pregnant, contraception should be used while taking suboxin to prevent pregnancy. In the event that you become pregnant while on the drug, contact a medical professional as soon as possible.
There is not yet a published study on the effects of suboxin in breast milk. If you are taking the drug, do not breastfeed until you've consulted your doctor.
- If you are on other medications, tell your doctor before taking suboxin. Do not take suboxin unless it is prescribed to you by a medical professional.