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Is Suboxone Effective For Pain Management?

Suboxone, through its active ingredient buprenorphine, functions much like a moderate strength opiate and thus can be used for non-opiate pain management. It is hard to quantify its strength as an analgesic, but it is somewhere around 20% the power of morphine or oxycodone. Perhaps Suboxone’s greatest advantage as a pain reliever is that after an initial reduction of strength during the first several weeks of use, there appears to be little to no tolerance to Suboxone, compared to opiates where the tolerance continually increases with time.