Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is a partial opiate agonist, a quality that makes it a great treatment option for opiate addiction. When taken in high doses Buprenorphine was noted to exert an antagonistic effect. Please refer to the manufacturer website for more details. 

How long has buprenorphine exited?

Buprenorphine exited as a pain medication in an intravenous formulation for many years. It wasn’t until recently that the sublingual formulation showed promise in the field of addiction medicine. Please refer to the manufacturer website for more details.

Can Buprenorphine used for treatment of pain? 

Although it is a partial opiate, Buprenorphine is not currently indicated for treatment of pain. Please refer to the manufacturer website for more details.  Is Buprenorphine habit forming?  Buprenorphine contains an opiate and therefore it is habit forming however much less than full opiate agonists. Weaning patient off Buprenorphine can be achieved in a relatively shorter duration than in the case of other stronger opiates. Please refer to the manufacturer website for more details. 

The information herein is merely the opinion of the author and may not reflect the appropriate nature of the medicine mentioned. For factual description of the medicine please visit the manufacturer website or contact the manufacturer directly.