Are there any risks in taking Suboxone?

Use of Suboxone carries several potential health risks if you do not use it as directed. Because of its addictive qualities, stopping your dosage suddenly after using the medication for several weeks or more can lead to nasty withdrawal symptoms such as flu-like symptoms (cramps, fever, nausea, sweating), tremors, anxiety, and sleep problems. Suboxone can also cause spells of dizziness or drowsiness, and you should factor this in with any plans to drive or operate heavy machinery. Also be aware that drinking alcohol or taking other depressants such as antihistamines, tranquilizers, or muscle relaxants can increase the drowsiness brought on by the medication. It is not known whether Suboxone is safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so talk with your doctor if you plan to become pregnant or nurse your child. 

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