Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Naloxone is a medication that is used to reverse overdoses of Opioids. When Suboxone is placed under the tongue as prescribed very little of the naloxone is absorbed into the bloodstream. The naloxone in Suboxone is there to deterred people from dissolving Suboxone and injecting it or snorting it. When Suboxone is used incorrectly its naloxone component can cause withdrawal symptoms to occur rapidly.