My doctor has told me I need surgery to repair torn tendons in my knee. I am currently taking suboxone. Should I stop taking this or will it be okay along with anesthesia? Crystal Nottingham
Answered: 2019-06-21 16:46:16
Using suboxone as an addiction treatment is wonderful. The concern associated with anesthesia is that it could make it less effective. There are several ways to combat this and I would talk to your doctor and choose the best one for you.
Suboxone is a drug approved to treat opioid addiction. This drug contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. It is considered a narcotic and should only be used under a doctor's care. The drug combination blocks the effects of an opiod in the body. It could impair anesthesia because of the blocking property of the naloxone.