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Where Can I Get Sublocade Injection

Where Can I Get Sublocade Injection in Lexington, KY?

Sublocade is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe opioid use disorder in adults, preventing cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It is particularly beneficial for those struggling with recovery, as it reduces opioid withdrawal symptoms. If you or someone you know is a suitable candidate for Sublocade, contact Dr. Jesus V. Tovar, M.D., at Invictus4Core for proper treatment. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3150 Custer Dr Suite 101, Lexington, KY 40517.

Where Can I Get Sublocade Injection Near Me in Lexington, KY?
Where Can I Get Sublocade Injection Near Me in Lexington, KY?

Table of Contents:

How do you qualify for Sublocade?
How many Sublocade shots do you get?
What are the benefits of Sublocade injections?
Does Insurance cover Sublocade?

Sublocade injections are a very effective and important component of treatments for those struggling with opioid use disorder for which prescriptions can be provided by specially trained healthcare providers.

How do you qualify for Sublocade?


Sublocade is only available through a prescription provided by a healthcare professional, who will be the one providing the patient with the medication as part of a complete treatment plan that also includes counseling as well as psychosocial support. It is indicated for treating moderate to severe opioid use disorder and will only be prescribed to patients who have already received an oral transmucosal medication that contains buprenorphine for 7 days, followed by an adjusted dose of the same medication for a minimum of 7 days to control the symptoms of withdrawal. Sublocade contains buprenorphine, which is a controlled substance, so it is only approved for use on patients who abuse prescription medications or illicit drugs.

How many Sublocade shots do you get?


Most patients will be recommended to receive one injection of Sublocade per month, with at least 26 days in between doses. It is common for patients to receive an initial dose of 300mg for the first month or two, which is then reduced to only 100mg as a maintenance dose. There is no specified recommended amount of time for which patients should continue receiving monthly shots of Sublocade, so everyone will likely end up having received a different total number of shots by the time they no longer need this course of treatment. Many patients will continue this course of treatment indefinitely as opioid use disorder is a chronic condition, but patients will need to be re-evaluated periodically by their healthcare provider to ensure that the dose and course of treatment remain effective and appropriate for them. It is possible to stop treatment, but this should only be done as per the recommendation of the healthcare provider who is taking the clinical status of the patient into consideration. Patients who find Sublocade injections to be very effective and are displaying no adverse reactions may continue to receive monthly injections for the rest of their lives with this type of treatment.

What are the benefits of Sublocade injections?


There are quite a few benefits to receiving Sublocade injections as part of a treatment plan for those with an opioid use disorder. One of its most significant benefits is its efficacy in reducing cravings and experiencing symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. Sublocade effectively minimizes the intensity of adverse effects associated with opioids, so if the patient were to take opioids after having received a Sublocade injection, the medication would block the patient’s brain from experiencing the desirable effects that are associated with opioids, preventing them from experiencing a typical “high” that they would normally feel when taking the substance. The risk of overdose is also significantly reduced. Both of these effects make it easier for patients to manage cravings as they are no longer able to experience the “high” from opioids, allowing them to put that energy towards focusing on their recovery. Also, Sublocade only involves monthly injections that start to take effect within 1 to 2 days, allowing patients to have scheduled appointments to receive the medication, and providing them with the opportunity to check in with their healthcare provider. This is also a great option for those who are not good with taking daily medication at the same time, as all they have to worry about now is going to their monthly appointment.

Does Insurance cover Sublocade?


In most cases, individuals with health insurance will be able to receive at least partial coverage from their provider for their Sublocade injections. However, coverage may vary from individual to individual depending on the health insurance provider as well as the specific policy, so patients are encouraged to reach out to their insurance provider to determine how much coverage, if any, they can expect to receive for Sublocade treatments. There are also sometimes requirements for those who can receive coverage for Sublocade, such as some specifications regarding administration or where the prescription is being provided. Patients are encouraged to review their policy before starting treatment, if possible, to ensure that they are aware of any requirements to receive insurance coverage for Sublocade.

Sublocade injection is available at Invictus4Core. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3150 Custer Dr Suite 101, Lexington, KY 40517. We serve patients from Lexington KY, Picadome KY Nicholasville KY, Keene KY, Brannon Woods KY, Georgetown KY,  and all other surrounding areas in Kentucky.