Zubsolv vs. Suboxone

January 3, 2023

What is the difference between Zubsolv and Suboxone? Both are brand names for medications that are composed of buprenorphine and naloxone, and both are used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) as part of medication-assisted treatment, or teleMOUD.

The main difference is in dosage. Zubsolv is more easily absorbed by the body than Suboxone is, so you can take a lower dose of Zubsolv (compared to Suboxone) and get the same effect. The following table shows equivalent doses of Zubsolv and Suboxone (with the most common dose shown in bold).

Zubsolv (buprenorphine/naloxone) Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone)
1.4mg/0.36mg 2mg/0.5mg
2.9mg/0.71mg 4mg/1.0mg
5.7mg/1.4mg 8mg/2mg
8.5mg/2.1mg 12mg/3mg
11.4mg/2.9mg 16mg/4mg

The most common dose is 8 mg of Suboxone, which is equivalent to 5.7 mg of Zubsolv. The other difference is in the available forms of the medicatios. Patients taking Suboxone have their choice of either tablet form or film. Either tablet or film is held under the tongue or against the cheek for a few minutes until dissolved. Zubsolv is available only in tablet form.

Is Zubsolv more expensive than Suboxone?

While Zubsolv tends to be more expensive than Suboxone (which is also available as generic medication), some insurances only cover Zubsolv. It is advisable to talk to your insurance to see which medication is covered.

Where can I get Zubsolv?

QuickMD is the largest teleMOUD service in the United States. QuickMD doctors can prescribe both Zubsolv and Suboxone via telemedicine.

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