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An analgesic used in moderate to severe pain conditions.
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.
Its risk in pregnant females cannot be ruled out. So a risk/ benefit analysis is required.
In lactating mothers, it is contraindicated & not recommended.
Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.
Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.
Used with special caution in narcotic dependence or previous large doses of narcotics, having impaired lung or liver function, acute alcohol intoxication, history of seizures, head injury, shock, or impaired consciousness. Also careful use in case of raised intracranial pressure or lesions, toxic psychosis, fever, prostatic hypertrophy, UT obstruction & hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland), elderly or weakened patients.
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).
Buprenorphine is used for?
The medicine and its combination together with naloxone is used to treat opioid dependence (addiction to opioid drugs like heroin & narcotic painkillers).
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.
Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.
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