Typical, safe dosages of Zubsolv range depending on the person’s drug of abuse, level of opioid sensitivity, and response to treatment.
Zubsolv should be taken at regular intervals according to medical advice.
Zubsolv is a relatively new prescription buprenorphine/naloxone drug that is used to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal and facilitate recovery from opioid dependence.
What Does A Zubsolv Dosage Look Like?
The sublingual – quick-dissolving Zubsolv tablets come in six different buprenorphine/naloxone dosages respectively (0.7 mg/0.18 mg – 8.6 mg 2.1 mg).
The recommended “target maintenance dose” of Zubsolv is 11.4 mg/2.9 mg as a single daily dose of buprenorphine/naloxone.
However, a safe Zubsolv maintenance dose is between 2.9 mg /0.71mg and 17.2mg/4.2mg of buprenorphine/naloxone per day. The drugmaker has not found daily dosages exceeding 17.2 mg /4.2 mg to be of any additional benefit.
After three days on Zubsolv, a medical provider may adjust dosages up or down in 2.9 mg/ 0.71 mg dosages. This drug can be taken as a long-term or short-term aide as deemed necessary.
Sublingual Zubsolv Tablet Dosages
All Zubsolv tablets are white, but each dosage is a different shape to avoid possible confusion. Each different pill is imprinted with the amount of buprenorphine in the pill.
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Common doses include:
- Buprenorphine 0.7 mg /naloxone 0.18 mg, oval shape tablets
- Buprenorphine 1.4 mg /naloxone 0.36 mg, triangular shape tablets
- Buprenorphine 2.9 mg /naloxone 0.71 mg, “D” shape tablets
- Buprenorphine 5.7 mg /naloxone 1.4 mg, round shape tablets
- Buprenorphine 8.6 mg /naloxone 2.1 mg, diamond shape tablets
- Buprenorphine 11.4 mg /naloxone 2.9 mg, capsule shape tablets
Changing Zubsolv Dosage Can Lead To Risk Of Abuse
Buprenorphine can be abused like other opioids, although naloxone can mitigate tampering.
Overdoses can occur in people that take Zubsolv to excess or alongside central nervous system depressants like benzodiazepines or alcohol. Respiratory depression and death may occur when this drug is abused.
Getting Help For Opioid Dependence
For many with an opioid substance use disorder, going through opioid withdrawal is a step towards living drug-free. Medication-assisted treatment involving drugs like Zubsolv can help make recovery feel within reach.
If you or a loved one struggles with opioid dependence, help is available. Talk to one of our treatment specialists for more information about the best inpatient and outpatient rehab programs for your needs.
Published on July 7, 2021
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- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)—Buprenorphine
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA )—Naloxone
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus—Buprenorphine Sublingual and Buccal (opioid dependence)
- Zubsolv—Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Zubsolv – Prescribing Information