Addiction Medicine & Family Medicine in Sherman Oaks, CA


Opioids are potent, dangerous drugs that can lead to addiction and put you at risk of an overdose. Whether beginning your journey to overcome addiction or maintaining your progress after rehabilitation, Suboxone® is available and prescribed by Sirisat Khalsa, MD, and the team at Clarity Medical Group in Sherman Oaks, California. Don’t wait to get help for an opioid dependency. Call the office or use online booking to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment and start your detox with Suboxone®.


What is Suboxone?

Suboxone contains two medications, naloxone and buprenorphine, in a film that’s absorbed after you place it under your tongue. These medications work together to treat opioid use disorder by suppressing cravings, preventing withdrawal symptoms, and lowering your risk of an overdose (if you take opioids while on Suboxone).

When might I receive Suboxone?

The Clarity Medical Group team often prescribes Suboxone for an at-home detox. They also prescribe Suboxone after you leave an in-patient rehab program or your outpatient detox ends.

An at-home detox begins when you’re in the early stage of withdrawal. You take the first dose under the close supervision of your provider, then keep taking daily doses at home while keeping frequent follow-up appointments.

What signs indicate I need Suboxone?

Opioids are powerful drugs that hijack your brain. As you keep using the drug, your brain changes and starts depending on opioids to function. Signs you’re developing an opioid addiction include: 

  • Being unable to cut down or stop
  • Spending excessive time obtaining and using opioids
  • Not meeting your responsibilities at home and on the job
  • Using opioids even though they cause health or personal problems
  • Giving up social or recreational activities you enjoy
  • Entering dangerous situations to obtain or use opioids
  • Needing increasingly larger doses to get the same results

Having withdrawal symptoms (restlessness, body aches, dizziness, nausea, or a runny nose) when you take a lower dose or try to stop using opioids is a sure sign that you’re addicted.

You should seek help from the compassionate Clarity Medical Group team any time you notice signs of an addiction.

What should I know about Suboxone side effects?

Most people take Suboxone without any problems, but like all medications, the potential for side effects exists. It’s important to learn about the possible side effects and connect with Clarity Medical Group if you experience any problems.

The most common side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia

If you have any of the following signs of a serious reaction, seek immediate medical care:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Blurred vision
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • Aching or tenderness on the right side of your stomach
  • Allergic reaction (hives, rash, itching, stomach cramps, or lip, tongue, or face swelling)

If you need help breaking free of opioids, don’t wait to call Clarity Medical Group or connect online to begin your journey toward a bright future.