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Buprenorphine

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Pronunciation: BUE pre NOR feen

Generic name: buprenorphine
Brand names: Sublocade (subcutaneous injection), Brixadi (subcutaneous injection), Subutex (sublingual tablets), Butrans (skin patch), Belbuca (buccal film), Buprenex (injection)
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What is buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine is an opioid medication used to treat opoin disorder (OUD), acute pain, and server pain

Buprenorphine is used for opioid addiction to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms without causing euphoria or dangerous side effects and helps prevent relapse. It works by being a substitute for the drug being abused, so the patient has minimal discomfort, which allows the patient to focus on their recovery. Buprenorphine for OUD is used as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy.

Buprenorphine

Pronunciation: BUE pre NOR feen

Generic name: buprenorphine
Brand names: Sublocade (subcutaneous injection), Brixadi (subcutaneous injection), Subutex (sublingual tablets), Butrans (skin patch), Belbuca (buccal film), Buprenex (injection)
Drug class:

What is buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine is an opioid medication used to treat opion  disorder (OUD), acute pain, and severe pain

Buprenorphine is used for opioid addiction to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms without causing euphoria or dangerous side effects and helps prevent relapse. It works by being a substitute for the drug being abused, so the patient has minimal discomfort, which allows the patient to focus on their recovery. Buprenorphine for OUD is used as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy.

For opioid use disorder, buprenorphine is available as long-acting injections and sublingual tablets

Buprenorphine is used to treat acute pain that is severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and moderate to severe chronic pain that is not controlled by other medicines. For chronic around-the-clock pain, it is available as buprenorphine skin patches  and buprenorphine buccal films , and for acute pain is available as an injection

Buprenorphine-naloxone combinations are also available to be used for opioid addication and include sublingual film (Bunavail), sublingual film and sublingual tablets (Suboxone), and sublingual tablets (Zubsolv).

Buprenorphine’s mechanism of action is that is a partial agonist at the mu-opioid receptor and an antagonist at the kappa-opioid receptor.

Is buprenorphine a controlled substance?

Yes, buprenorphine is a Schedule III controlled drug, which means it has a potential for abuse more than those in Schedules 4 and 5. If abused, it may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.

Warnings

MISUSE OF OPIOID MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH. Keep buprenorphine in a place where others cannot get to it.
Patient Access to Naloxone for the Emergency Treatment of Opioid Overdose. Patients should have access to naloxone to treat opioid overdose based on the patient’s risk factors for overdose, such as currently using a CNS depressant, a history of an opioid use disorder, or previous opioid overdose.  Having naloxone available is important if the patient has household members (including children) or other close contacts at risk for accidental exposure or overdose.

Taking this medicine during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.

Fatal side effects can occur if you use this medication with alcohol or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.

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