How can I learn more about using a weekly or monthly shot to quit opioid medicine?
Podcasts can be a great source of information. There are several injections to help you quit opioids. One of them has partial FDA approval, but it is not available yet. It is the Brixadi injection. A Brixadi podcast would be an excellent way to stay updated on the status of this new treatment drug.
What is the best way to quit opioid medicine?
If you find that you are dependent or addicted to opioid medicine, quitting can be hard. You may find that cravings and withdrawal symptoms keep you from quitting. However, there is medical treatment that can help.
What is Medication Assisted Treatment?
Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, is a program where you are prescribed special medicine to help you to overcome the cravings and withdrawal syndrome that comes with quitting opioid medicine. There are three medicines that are used for MAT. Buprenorphine is the most popular and it is very effective.
How do you take buprenorphine?
There are two ways that you can take buprenorphine. One way is to place it under the tongue every day. There are tablets and film strips that can be used for this. Another way is to get it as a monthly injection.
I don’t want to take something every day. How do I get the monthly shot?
Currently, the available bupe shot is Sublocade. Another shot is Brixadi, made by Braeburn. Unfortunately, legal issues have tied up the full approval by the FDA. Soon, we will hopefully have this alternative. Brixadi appears to have some unique advantages over Sublocade. And, having a competitor will help to drive prices down. You can ask your doctor what the best option will be for helping you to quit opioid medicines, like oxycodone and hydrocodone, or drugs such as heroin and fentanyl.
How can I learn more about Brixadi and when it will be available?
I recommend following a Brixadi podcast to get the latest info on this new and unique treatment for opioid dependence and addiction. By listening to the latest episodes as they are released, you will get the most up-to-date information on Brixadi. Simply open your favorite podcast app on your phone and search for, “Brixadi podcast”.