Sublocade is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe addiction (dependence) to opioid drugs (prescriptions or illegal) who:
- Have received treatment with an oral transmucosal (used under the tongue or inside cheek) Buprenorphine- containing medicine for 7 days and
- Are taking a dose that controls withdrawal symptoms for at least seven days.
- SUBLOCADE is part of a complete treatment plan that should include counseling.
*Its safety or effectiveness in children is known.
Sublocade must be approved by your insurance provider and shipped to one of the JADE Wellness Center offices in which your Doctor resides. Sublocade will be received as a subcutaneous injection under the skin of your stomach (abdomen). Sublocade is injected as a liquid. After the injection Sublocade changes to a solid form called a depot. You should never rub, massage, or try to remove the injection. Sublocade is to be received monthly (at least 26 days between doses).