The medicine and its combination together with naloxone is used to treat opioid dependence (addiction to opioid drugs like heroin & narcotic painkillers).
An analgesic used in moderate to severe pain conditions.
It is contraindicated in conditions of opioid dependence, severe lung & liver insufficiency, myasthenia gravis (long-term neuromuscular disease), delirium tremens (confusion caused upon withdrawal of alcohol).
Side effects experienced include:
Dizziness, nausea, sweating, drowsiness, erythema (redness of skin or mucous membrane), pruritus, rash, GI upset and dry mouth. This not a complete list, so physician guidance is required in case of any complications or severity.
- Sublingual tablets not to be swallowed. Place tablet under the tongue & let it dissolve.
- Prescriber to be consulted immediately in case of breathing difficulty, unrelieved nausea or vomiting, unusual weakness, chest pain or increased drowsiness.
- Alcohol avoided during therapy.
- Slowly change position when rising from a sitting or lying position.
- In the case of unrelieved constipation, consult the prescriber for a suitable laxative or stool softener.
Buprenorphine is used for?
How long should I wait to take Buprenorphine after taking methadone?
There should be at least 24 hours (rather longer) between the time you will take your last dose of methadone & the first dose of buprenorphine.
How many times should I take this medicine in a day?
This medicines effect lasts for 24 hours, meaning take it once a day.
Which other drugs interact with Buprenorphine?
Products that interact with this medicine include: naltrexone, mixed opioid agonist- antagonist like butorphanol, nalbuphine, pentazocine.
Can this medicine cause rise in blood pressure?
It is found that buprenorphine can cause an early & dose-dependent rise in heart rate & systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Medicines containing buprenorphine
By Schazoo PharmaceuticalsPack size: 5 Ampx1 ml
By RakahposhiPack size: 5x10s
By PharmadicPack size: 5 Ampx1 ml
By Global PharmaPack size: 5 Ampx1 ml
By Global PharmaPack size: 5x10s
By OBSPack size: 5 Ampx1 ml
By AmsonPack size: 5 Ampx1 ml
By SaydonPack size: 5x10s
By CeicelPack size: 5 Ampx1 ml
By PharmatecPack size: 5 Ampx1 ml
By PharmatecPack size: 5x10s
By FynkPack size: 5 ampx1 ml
By Global-VisionPack size: 5 Ampx1ml
By SamiPack size: 5 Ampx1ml
By SamiPack size: 1 Ampx1 ml
By AtcoPack size: 5 Ampx1ml
By AtcoPack size: 5 x10's
By PCWPack size: 5 Ampx1ml
By UnexoPack size: 1 x50's
By PDHPack size: 5 Ampx1ml
By XenonPack size: 5 x10's
By BoschPack size: 5 Ampx1ml
By ValorPack size: 5x10's
By RekoPack size: 5 x10's
By SaydonPack size: 5 Ampx1ml
By AriesPack size: 1 x50's
By AriesPack size: 5 Ampx1ml