“People come in with endocrine problems—thyroid dysfunction, low testosterone
,” which kills sex drive, “and
hair loss. Tooth loss with Suboxone
,” which is orange-flavored and
is usually dissolved under the tongue.
Scanlan’s big concern: bupe’s 37-hour half-life, which makes the drug build up in the body when dosed every day. “Look at it this way,” he says. “If I maintained you on oxycodone, and every day I gave you one milligram more, you’d never complain, right?