Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is FDA-approved, highly studied and regulated medication. It acts as a stabilizer in the body rather than as a narcotic. When taken as prescribed, buprenorphine helps patients function physically, emotionally and intellectually without impairment.
Buprenorphine sticks to the opioid receptors in the brain. Therefore; those who take other opioids while on buprenorphine will not experience a high. This is because there are so few open brain receptors for them to bind with. When taken as directed and not combined with other drugs like benzodiazepines, buprenorphine reduces withdrawal symptoms and cravings, and carries a low risk of overdose.
Also, the effects of buprenorphine level off at a moderate dose. Resulting in little incentive to take more. Doctors call this a ceiling effect.
Suboxone comes in two forms: is taken by tablets or a strip that dissolves in your mouth.
Without Insurance; at Arch Advanced Pain Management, Suboxone is $110 per visit.
We also do Vivitrol Injections as well. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sturm to see if you are a candidate for Vivitrol Injections by calling (636) 244-5004
We have expanded our availability to Monday-Thursdays. If this changes, this page will be updated accordingly. If you have questions, please call us at (636) 244-5004
With over 30 years of experience in Pain Management, Dr. Sturm is one of the best and knowledgeable doctors around.
Your confidentiality is extremely important to our doctors office. All of of employees including Dr. Sturm, are trained on HIPAA. If you can trust us with your pain, then you will get the privacy you deserve.
If you think buprenorphine (Suboxone) treatment or Vivitrol Injections would be a good solution for you. Call us at (636) 244-5004 or fill out the form below and we will respond soon.
Buprenorphine is FDA-approved, highly studied and regulated medication. It acts as a stabilizer in the body rather than as a narcotic. When taken as prescribed, buprenorphine helps patients function physically, emotionally and intellectually without impairment.
Buprenorphine is available in a number of different forms. They are: tablets and a film that dissolves under the tongue or inside the cheek.
Some patients have reported side effects like sleep disturbances, nausea, constipation, vomiting, dizziness, headache and muscle aches. Often these side effects decrease with time.