Text Size

Suboxone Proven Twice as Effective as Naltrexone

Comments (5)
posted 03:06 PM EST, Fri June 27, 2008
Suboxone Proven Twice as Effective as Naltrexone © Photo: Permanently Scatterbrained

A Yale University study had to be stopped for ethical reasons after researchers realized how much better their patients on Suboxone were doing, than their patients on Naltrexone.

A Yale University study comparing buprenorphine to naltrexone had to be stopped for ethical reasons after researchers realized just how much better the patients on buprenorphine were faring.

The study, which involved 126 opiate addicted patients emerging from a Malaysian detox and counseling center, gave a percentage of the participants, buprenorphine (Suboxone) a percentage Naltrexone (an opiate antagonist) and a third percentage a placebo.

The patients given Suboxone were twice as likely to avoid relapse as the patient given naltrexone or placebo.

Subscribe Subscribe to this topic category
Creative Commons License
Copyright Notice
We welcome republishing of our content on condition that you credit Choose Help and the respective authors. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Helpful Information
Suboxone: How Long Does Treatment Take?
How Long to Stay on Suboxone – Advice from a Suboxone Doc © Zamboni.Andrea
Four pieces of advice on how long you’ll need to use Suboxone from one of America’s leading experts on the use of the drug. Read Article
Suboxone & Methadone February 20, 2012 (206)
Comparing Zubsolv with Suboxone
Zubsolv vs. Suboxone: Similarities and Differences © Or Hiltch
Zubsolv is a new drug for opiate dependence. Like Suboxone, it’s composed of a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Read on to learn about how it works and how it differs from Suboxone. Read Article
Drug Rehab December 17, 2013 (158)

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.

Find Treatment
Browse by region »
Scan to call us
using your phone camera app