What Is The Generic Brand Of Zubsolv?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on December 28, 2021

There is no generic brand of Zubsolv. However, there are several generic and brand-name medications containing buprenorphine or buprenorphine/naloxone, the primary ingredients in Zubsolv.

Is There A Generic Version Of Zubsolv?

There is no generic brand of Zubsolv, but there are multiple generic variations of buprenorphine products.

Zubsolv is a drug with the active ingredients of buprenorphine and naloxone. There are several other drugs formulated with buprenorphine or the combination of buprenorphine and naloxone.

Learn more about the benefits of taking Zubsolv for opioid withdrawal

Which Medications Contain Buprenorphine?

There are multiple generic and brand-name drugs that contain buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).

A few of these include:

  • Subutex sublingual tablets (buprenorphine)
  • Suboxone sublingual films and tablets (buprenorphine and naloxone)
  • Bunavail buccal film (buprenorphine/naloxone)
  • Probuphine (buprenorphine implant)
  • Sublocade (buprenorphine injection)

Alternatives To Zubsolv

Zubsolv contains both buprenorphine and naloxone. To achieve a similar result, the best thing to do would be to choose a medication that also has both of those active ingredients.

Comparable alternatives to Zubsolv are the brand-name drugs Subutex or Bunavail.

A comparable generic alternative to Zubsolv is the buprenorphine and naloxone tablet or film.

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Benefits Of Zubsolv Vs Other Buprenorphine Medications

All buprenorphine-containing medications are effective in treating the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, but Zubsolv has a few benefits over its generic and brand-name competitors.

Blocking Effect Of Naloxone

When choosing between medications that have buprenorphine or the combination of buprenorphine/naloxone, it’s important to consider the role of naloxone.

Generic or brand-name medications that only contain buprenorphine will effectively treat the symptoms of withdrawal and provide pain relief, but they won’t offer everything naloxone can.

These include medications like Subutex, Sublocade, and Probuphine.

Naloxone serves to block and reverse the effects of full opioid agonists such as heroin or morphine. With naloxone, a person will not feel euphoria if they relapse and use opioids again.

With Zubsolv, a person recovering from an OUD can have confidence that the combination of the drugs will both treat their withdrawal and keep them from abusing the same substances again.

Zubsolv Has A Wider Range Of Doses

Other drugs contain both buprenorphine and naloxone (such as Suboxone or Bunavail), so Zubsolv is not the only medication that can offer this combination.

However, Zubsolv has its own specific formulation of the two drugs. What separates each of these buprenorphine/naloxone medications is the amount of each drug in those formulations.

Zubsolv has the greatest range of strengths available for buprenorphine/naloxone tablets, so a person can find the right level for their body.

Bunavail is offered in three strengths, Suboxone comes in four, and Zubsolv comes in six.

For example, the lowest dose available for Suboxone is 2 mg/ 0.5 mg, but the lowest dose of Zubsolv offered is 0.7 mg/ 0.18 mg.

If a person only needs a very low dose of the two active ingredients, Zubsolv might be the right choice.

Many People Prefer Zubsolv

When compared to other buprenorphine/naloxone medications, Zubsolv sublingual tablets have been proven to be more desirable.

According to a study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, people preferred Zubsolv over other medications.

A few reasons being:

  • higher bioavailability
  • better taste
  • faster sublingual dissolve time

Zubsolv Has A Higher Bioavailability

Based on the study mentioned above, Zubsolv was found to absorb faster and have a higher bioavailability than other medications.

Higher bioavailability means the medication absorbs into the bloodstream better, releasing a higher level of the medication.

Because of this, Zubsolv has a 30% lower dosage rate than other products with the same active ingredients.

Get Zubsolv Treatment For Opioid Addiction

The combination of buprenorphine and naloxone used in Zubsolv has been shown to reduce drug cravings, diminish withdrawal symptoms, and provide other benefits.

If you or a loved one would like to learn more about using Zubsolv to treat an OUD, reach out to our helpline. One of our representatives will talk you through your options in addiction recovery.

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