Subutex, also known as buprenorphine, is a prescription medication. It comes in the form of a tablet that is placed under the tongue to dissolve. It is not meant to be swallowed or crushed.
What Subutex looks like can differ based on whether someone receives brand-name Subutex tablets or its generic equivalent.
Color Of Subutex
The brand-name version of Subutex is white in color. The generic equivalent, buprenorphine hydrochloride, may be white or orange in color.
Shape Of Subutex
Subutex tablets are oval or elliptical-shaped.
The generic version of Subutex may be oval-shaped or round. Suboxone, which is a drug similar to Subutex, may also be round or oval-shaped.
Logo Printed On Subutex
Subutex tablets usually have a number printed on their face. For instance, the 2-milligram dosage of Subutex manufactured by Indivior has a ‘B2’ printed on its face.
Numbers or letters printed on Subutex tablets can vary depending on the manufacturer, dosage strength, and whether someone has received generic or brand-name Subutex.
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What Form Does Subutex Come In?
Subutex is a drug that is only manufactured in tablet form. Other types of buprenorphine, such as Suboxone, Butrans, and Zubsolv may come in the form of a patch, implant, or film strip.
Does Subutex Come In Powder Form?
Subutex does not come in powder form. When misused, Subutex tablets may be crushed into a powder to be either snorted or injected.
Does Subutex Come In Liquid Form?
Subutex does not come in the form of a liquid. Subutex tablets may dissolve in other liquids, but it is not dispensed in this form at a pharmacy or physician’s office.
Finding Subutex Treatment
Subutex is one of several medications that are FDA-approved to treat opioid dependence and addiction. As part of a full drug rehab program, Suboxone can support addiction recovery.
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- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)—Buprenorphine
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus—Buprenorphine Sublingual and Buccal (opioid dependence)