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Why do my other providers need to know I’m taking Suboxone?

It’s important for your healthcare providers to have a full understanding of your health in order to provide you the most appropriate medical treatment—this includes knowing that you take buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone). All medications have potential side effects and interactions with other medications, so it’s important for your providers to consider potential medication interactions with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone). Further, buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) is metabolized primarily by the liver, which is important for your medical providers to know and consider in all aspects of your health.

Rebekah L. Rollston, MD, MPH

Dr. Rollston is a Family Medicine Physician at Cambridge Health Alliance, Affiliate Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Primary Care Blog, and Founder of Doctors For A Healthy US, LLC. She earned her Medical Degree from East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from The George Washington University. Her professional interests focus on social influencers of health & health disparities, addiction medicine, sexual & reproductive health, homelessness & supportive housing, and rural health.

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