How Much Does Suboxone Treatment Cost in the Area ?
1 . Medication Costs :
Suboxone comes in two sizes, 2 mg and 8 mg dissolvable tablets and filmstrips. The 2 mg sizes cost about $3-$4 each and 8 mg sizes cost about $6-$8 each. The usual daily dose is 1 to 3 tablets of the 8 mg size. Therefore, the cost per month is about $180-$720.
Smaller supplies of Suboxone are written in the beginning. On the first visit I usually give a two or three day supply. The interval between follow-up visits increase roughly in this pattern. The second visit is after 2 to 3 days, next after 4 to 7 days, then after 7 to 10 day, then two weeks, then monthly. The cost per pill decreases until approximately 30 pills per prescription are written. At that point the cost falls to approximately $6-$8 per pill for 8 mg tablets.
The 2 mg sizes are used most often when tapering down during detox. 2 mg sizes are much more expensive per milligram than the 8 mg sizes.
Subutex is much cheaper since it has gone generic. The generic name is buprenorphine. The difference between Subutex and Suboxone is that Suboxone contains naloxone and Subutex does not contain naloxone. Suboxone is recommended over Subutex because the naloxone discourages IV abuse of Suboxone. If a person injects Suboxone into a vein, it causes a person who is currently on opiates to go into immediate, severe withdrawal.
2. Physician Costs :
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