What is Suboxone® and what is it used for? Taken as a film placed under the tongue (“sublingual”), Suboxone® is the brand name for buprenorphine and naloxone, used to treat modern to severe chronic pain.
Since its FDA approval in 2002, Suboxone® has also been prescribed for treatment of opoid addiction. It acts by suppressing withdrawal symptoms and cravings for the opoid in question (narcotic pain-relieving medications). Because it does not cause euphoria (a feeling of being “high”), Suboxone® combined with counseling therapy can provide a good option for treating narcotic addiction.