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RISK – Are There Risks of Suboxone Use?

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All medications also have risks. The primary risks of Suboxone are related to your liver if you have hepatitis, and to your unborn child if you are female and become pregnant while in treatment.

Because of this, all patients who are being treated with Suboxone need to be tested for hepatitis and monitored closely by their primary care doctor if they are positive. There are many patients who are on Suboxone and have hepatitis, and most patients never have any issues, but closer monitoring is required in these patients. Also, if a female patient becomes pregnant, they will need a letter from their OBGYN stating that they are OK with the patient being on the medication.