There are medication and non-medication treatments you can try under the supervision of your doctor for headache and/or head pressure while taking buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone).
Medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen are generally considered safe to treat headache pain while taking Suboxone. However, certain medicines can interact with your Suboxone and cause serious harm if taken together.
Since every person’s body and health status is different, you should always consult your Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) provider first before taking any prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, herbals, or supplements for your headache or head pressure.
Besides drug therapy, there are a variety of non-drug therapy interventions you can try to help with pain relief from your headache and/or head pressure:
If you are experiencing overly bothersome headaches or head pressure from taking Suboxone, follow up with your MAT provider to discuss further.
Call 911 or seek emergency medical care if you experience any severe side-effects such as: