Suboxone is not considered to cause depression. However, the use of substances is often found in individuals with underlying mood disorders, including depression. This means that individuals may experience depression for reasons other than Suboxone. Suboxone is probably not the cause of any depressive symptoms a patient is experiencing.
The life of patients who struggle with opioid use disorder (OUD) can be challenging, and many Suboxone patients do experience anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.
If you experience depression in the course of your treatment, you should always talk to your doctor. Concurrent administration of other medications, such as antidepressants, can safely be used along with Suboxone to help treat concurrent mood disorders.