What is the Sublocade injection?
You may have heard of a new monthly injectable form of Suboxone. In fact, it does exist and it is brand new. The Sublocade injection can be an important part of your addiction treatment program.
How does it work?
Sublocade is made of the active ingredient of Suboxone mixed in with a special delivery system. Hence, when it is injected just under your skin, you will continue to not have dangerous cravings for opioids.
Who gives the shot?
If you are interested in getting the Sublocade injection, you must call a certified doctor. In order to look one up, first find a doctor that can prescribe suboxone near you. When you have found one, you can call to ask if they also give the Sublocade injection.
How much does Sublocade cost?
This is a good question. When you are ready for Sublocade, you will definitely want to know the cost. Unfortunately, it is not cheap. Some pharmacies sell the Sublocade injection for over $1500. While this is quite expensive, you may be in luck. If your insurance covers the shot, you may be able to get it for as little as a $5 copay.
Does the shot hurt?
While the pain does not last very long at all, the shot does hurt a bit at first. Fortunately, you will get over the injection pain quickly and enjoy the benefits. You will be happy to realize that you do not have to go to a pharmacy after leaving the doctor. Additionally, you do not have to worry about taking your daily dose of Suboxone.
How soon can you start the shot?
If you are already taking Suboxone, you are ready for the Sublocade injection. On the other hand, if you are not taking Suboxone, your doctor will ask you to take it for at least a week. Your doctor must make sure that you can safely take the medicine before giving you a monthly shot.
How can you get more information about the Sublocade injection?
I recommend sitting down with a sublocade doctor to ask questions. You may want to ask about how Sublocade will work for you in your individual situation.