Review: Suboxone and Alcohol drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Suboxone and Alcohol. It is created by eHealthMe based on 82 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Suboxone (latest outcomes from 8,150 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal.
Alcohol (latest outcomes from 5,702 users) has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in stress and anxiety.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 82 people who reported to have interactions when taking Suboxone, Alcohol are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Suboxone (buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride)
- Alcohol (alcohol)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Suboxone, Alcohol:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Loss Of Consciousness||21|
|Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)||19|
|Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||10|
|Road Traffic Accident||8|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Suboxone, Alcohol:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)||4|
|Peyronie's Disease (bent penis)||4|
|Headache (pain in head)||3|
|Hepatic Enzyme Abnormal||2|
|Hepatic Neoplasm Malignant (liver cancer)||2|
|Hepatic Cirrhosis (chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue)||2|
|Encephalopathy (functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition)||2|
|Aneurysm (enlargement of an artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall)||2|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Drug dependence
- Alcohol abuse
- Thyroid disorder
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Suboxone (buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride) is often used to treat opiate withdrawal. Alcohol (alcohol) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Suboxone is used in:
- Alcohol is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Suboxone alternatives:
- Alcohol alternatives:
Comments from related studies:
From this study (1 year ago):
Worried about possible stroke. Or sudden death in sleep.
sheri on Feb, 11, 2013:
i am 50 yr old female and had a stroke 3 weeks ago . i have been on suboxon for 1 yr. . my blood pressure has always been on the low side, although i do smoke, but was wondering myself if maybe it was the suboxon im on that caused the stroe. im very lucky to be alive, have to use a walker and cannot swallow with out useing thickets. i worry every day about what caused this, im in pretty good shape and was pretty healthy other then having to use suboxon for my addiction of perks. cant find any answers out here. even drs today are not educated enough on this drug.
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