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Review: could Suboxone cause Adrenal insufficiency?

Summary: Adrenal insufficiency could be caused by Suboxone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Suboxone tablet, and have Drug dependence.

We study 7,167 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

Suboxone (latest outcomes from 8,182 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal.

Adrenal insufficiency

Adrenal insufficiency (condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroids) (latest reports from 20,241 patients) has been reported by people with asthma, osteoporosis, hiv infection, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 7,085 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 6 people (0.08%) have Adrenal Insufficiency. They amount to 0.03% of all the 20,159 people who have Adrenal Insufficiency on eHealthMe.

Trend of Adrenal insufficiency in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Adrenal insufficiency * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Adrenal insufficiency0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Adrenal insufficiency57.14%42.86%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Adrenal insufficiency0.00%0.00%0.00%28.57%42.86%28.57%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Adrenal insufficiency when taking Suboxone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Adrenal insufficiency ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Drug dependence (6 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Suboxone tablet (1 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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