Buprenorphine - sublingual

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Buprenorphine is used to treat opioid dependence (addiction to opioid drugs, including heroin and narcotic painkillers). It is a substitution treatment for opioid drug dependence, within a framework of medical, social and psychological treatment.

Buprenorphine is also used to relieve moderate to severe pain, for example pain due to cancer or a heart attack. ...

Side Effect:

Buprenorphine or buprenorphine and naloxone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:headache, stomach pain, constipation, vomiting, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, sweating.

Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:hives, skin rash, itching, difficulty breathing or swallowing, slowed breathing, upset stomach, extreme tiredness, unusual bleeding or bruising, lack of energy, loss of appetite, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, yellowing of the skin or eyes, flu-like symptoms. ...


Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist any allergies you have. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your doctor about your medical history, especially of:brain disorders (such as head injury, tumor, seizures), breathing problems (such as asthma, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), liver disease, mental/mood disorders (such as confusion, depression), stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation, diarrhea due to infection, paralytic ileus), difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate).

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Alcoholic beverages should be avoided.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. This drug passes into breast milk and may rarely have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. ...