Your Guide to Identifying the Generic White Suboxone Pill


Suboxone is a drug that’s highly effective in the treatment of opioid use disorder, recommended as part of a Medication-Assisted treatment plan.

However, like most brand-name medications, many patients find it expensive.

To combat this, many pharmaceutical companies manufacture generic Suboxone pills as a cheaper alternative, and they’re usually colored white.

If you’re wondering how to identify these generic versions from the brand-name ones, this article will guide you.

What Is the Generic White Suboxone Pill?

Generic buprenorphine combined with naloxone makes up a generic Suboxone pill. It contains the same ratio of active ingredients (4 parts buprenorphine to 1 part naloxone), just like the brand name version.

It’s called the “generic white Suboxone pill” because unlike the Suboxone pill manufactured under the Suboxone brand name that’s hexagonal and orange-colored, generic pills are white and most often circular.

If you get a white and round Suboxone pill from a pharmacy, you may consider it safe to use. You can even ask the pharmacist which brand produced the generic pill you were given, if you need more information.

Beware: If you purchased your generic Suboxone prescription medication from an illicit dealer, you may have been given an unsafe drug laced with other drugs that are dangerous to your health.

Keep naloxone on you at all times for the emergency treatment of any potential opioid overdose or any drug interactions.

Dosage and Formulations for the Generic White Suboxone Pill

Buprenorphine and naloxone dosage is typically prescribed by the doctor, according to the medical condition being treated.

If you need the pill for opioid dependence, you should contact your doctor for the exact dosage for your withdrawal symptoms.

The generic white pill comes in different formulations with different strength information embossed on the body.

Formulations and Variants of Generic White Suboxone Pills

You’ll find the generic white Suboxone medications in the forms listed below. Pay attention to the mg of buprenorphine for each sublingual tablet, as the severity of your condition determines which one you’ll need.

1. W21 Pill — White and Round

This pill is imprinted with W21, and identified as Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and Naloxone Hydrochloride.

It is sublingually administered, which means it’s ingested by placing it under the tongue. Its strength is 2mg (base)/0.5mg (base) and it is sized at about 10mm.

It’s prescription-based only and used for the initial treatment or maintenance treatment of opioid use disorder.

The pill helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings. It’s manufactured by WES Pharma and distributed by Accord Healthcare Inc.

2. W22 Pill — White and Round

On one side of this pill, you’ll find the W22 imprint. It’s also identified as Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and Naloxone Hydrochloride.

This one is stronger than the W21 pill, with an 8mg (base)/2mg (base). It’s also sublingually administered.

The pill is about 10mm. You can only get the drug based on a prescription, and it’s used to reduce opioid use disorder withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Like the W21, this pill is also manufactured by WES Pharma and distributed by Accord Healthcare Inc.

3. ML 2 Pill & ML 8 Pill — White and Six-Sided

These pills contain buprenorphine hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride. They have two different strengths.

The ML 2 pill is 2mg (base)/0.5mg (base), while the ML 8 version is 8mg (base)/2mg (base), both sublingually administered.

Look out for their distinguishing hexagonal (six-sided) shape for quick identification. Mayne Pharma US is the labeler and supplier of ML 2 and ML 8.

4. N2 and N8 Logo (Arrow) Pill — White and Circular

These pills are just like the ML 2 and ML 8, with the same strengths. They’re round and only about 7mm.

To use any of these pills, place them beneath the tongue (sublingually) and wait for them to dissolve.

The pills contain other inactive ingredients such as lactose monohydrate, mannitol, corn starch, povidone k30, water, citric acid anhydrous, sodium stearyl fumarate, and acesulfame potassium.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. supplies pharmacies with the N2 and N8 Logo (Arrow) pills.

5. 93 B9 Pill and 93 5721 Pill — White Caplet, White and Round

The 93 B9 pill is white and oblong (capsule-like), while the 93 5721 is white and round. Both pills are supplied by the same company, Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA.

They have slight variations that you need to pay attention to.

The 93 B9 pill has 93 imprinted on one side, and B9 on the other side. It has a strength of 2mg (base)/0.5mg (base).

The 93 5721 has 93 on one side of the tablet and 5721 on the other side, and is 8mg (base)/2mg (base).

6. 5.7 Pill — White and Circular

The generic name of this drug is buprenorphine/naloxone, but it is also known as Zubsolv 5.7 mg/1.4 mg. It has a strength of 5.7 mg/1.4 mg.

On one side of the pill, you’ll find 5.7 imprinted. It’s also about 7mm round. The 5.7 pill is marketed by Orexo US, Inc.

Other Things to Know About Generic Suboxone Treatment

  • Aside from the pill, you can also find generic Suboxone in dissolvable strips or film forms.
  • Dr Reddy’s, Alvogen, Sandoz, and Mylan are popular manufacturers of generic Suboxone films.
  • There are other generic versions of buprenorphine drugs that don’t contain naloxone, e.g., Subutex. They often have a higher misuse risk than Suboxone.
  • Generic versions of the pill may come in other colors, like orange, peach, or pink.

Brand-Name Suboxone Pills vs. White Generic Suboxone Pills: Key Differences

Suboxone brand-name tablets are typically hexagonal, orange-colored, uncoated, and imprinted with the word “Suboxone” and the strength of the tab.

Generic forms of Suboxone tabs come in different shapes, often round, but can also be hexagonal, oval, or capsule-like.

They also have a variety of colors, usually white, but sometimes orange, pink, or peach.

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