Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Drug Test
Buprenorphine (Suboxone) can be identified in drug testing options that specifically include buprenorphine or Suboxone as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street provides many urine and hair drug test services, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug tests are most common, which look back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug tests look further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the facility for the buprenorphine drug test. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the Suboxone drug test. Results for tests are fast, accurate, and secured in our online portal.
About Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
What Is Buprenorphine (Suboxone)?
Buprenorphine, commonly known by the brand name of Suboxone, belongs to the class of opioid partial agonist-antagonists. Suboxone is a hexagonal, orange tablet, but buprenorphine may also come in the form of a white tablet or a film. This drug is often dissolved under the tongue in order to manage withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction. Although it should be used to reduce dangerous side effects from withdrawal, abusing or misusing buprenorphine can also result in fatality.
Popular Buprenorphine Street Names:
Intended Suboxone Uses and Effects:
Suboxone drug use is intended to treat opioid dependence. According to the Controlled Substances Act, buprenorphine is considered a Schedule III narcotic, meaning that there is a potential for abuse or dependence.
Side Effects of Buprenorphine
Buprenorphine or Suboxone drug use may result in side effects. Some of these may include:
Abuse of buprenorphine may lead to more serious side effects. Some of these can include seizures, difficulty breathing, lowered heart rate, and even coma or death.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is It Okay To Mix Suboxone and Alcohol?The combination of any opiates with alcohol is strongly discouraged. Alcohol may enhance the effects of this drug and lead to dangerous side effects. Before making any decisions regarding combinations of drugs and alcohol, always consult your healthcare professional.
How Long Does Buprenorphine Stay In Your System?
How long buprenorphine stays in your urine or hair is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:
Does Suboxone Show Up On a Drug Test?
Yes, buprenorphine can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. Urine drug testing is more common since it is a fast, effective, and less expensive option, but it does look back on a shorter period of time (up to one week). If you need to identify drug use further back than one week, Health Street’s hair drug testing option can identify usage approximately 90 days back.
Why Drug Test for Buprenorphine?
Suboxone or buprenorphine is classified as a Schedule III narcotic under the Controlled Substances Act, and should only be used as instructed by a qualified medical professional. A suboxone drug test can determine if an individual is misusing or abusing this drug, and potentially even open the door to recovery for someone who may be at risk for addiction.
Buprenorphine Drug Test Options
Health Street offers the following buprenorphine or Suboxone drug tests should you need or choose to be tested. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.