I'm getting confused whether suboxone is an opiate or opioid. Which one is suboxone classified under?
Answered: 2020-01-13 20:07:19
Suboxone falls under the opioid category because it does contain some synthetic ingredients and isn't derived naturally from the opium poppy. Heroin and morphine are opiates because they are derived directly from opium. I hope that helps you!
Suboxone is an opioid. That's because it is not derived naturally from the opium poppy but rather it includes synthtic ingredients. A general rule of thumb is that all opiates are opioids, but not vice versa. There are opioids such as suboxone that are not opiates. Even so, subxone can be used to treat addiction to opiates and opioids.