Review: could Suboxone cause Adrenal Insufficiency?


Adrenal insufficiency is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, and have Drug dependence . We study 13,301 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Adrenal insufficiency. Find out below who they are, when they have Adrenal insufficiency and more.

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Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 15,919 users)

Adrenal Insufficiency

Adrenal insufficiency (condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroids) has been reported by people with asthma, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, hiv infection (latest reports from 4,478 Adrenal insufficiency patients).

On Oct, 21, 2016

13,301 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone.
Among them, 6 people (0.05%) have Adrenal Insufficiency

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Suboxone cause Adrenal insufficiency?

Time on Suboxone when people have Adrenal Insufficiency *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Adrenal Insufficiency when taking Suboxone *:

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Adrenal Insufficiency when taking Suboxone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 33.33 %
  • 30-39: 33.33 %
  • 40-49: 33.33 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Drug Dependence (4 people, 66.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Insomnia (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Anxiety (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Muscle Atrophy (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Cataract (1 person, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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