Side Effects of Lupigesic-Old are Weakness, Anxiety, Nervousness, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Headache, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Constipation, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Sweating.
Do not take buprenorphine if you are allergic to buprenorphine or any of its ingredients.
Do not take buprenorphine if you have serious breathing problems; head injuries or brain disease; enlarged prostate gland; difficulties in passing urine; low blood pressure.
Do not take buprenorphine if you are intoxicated due to alcohol or have delirium tremens (sudden and severe mental changes including tremors and hallucinations due to alcohol withdrawal).
Do not drive a car or operate machinery as it is known to cause drowsiness.
Taking buprenorphine may cause dizziness, lightheadedness especially when you get up too quickly from a lying position. Therefore, get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.
Lupigesic-Old 0.3 mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lupigesic-Old 0.3 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lupigesic-Old 0.3 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Lupigesic-Old 0.3 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Lupigesic-Old 0.3 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lupigesic-Old 0.3 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Lupigesic-Old 0.3 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lupigesic-Old 0.3 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Lupigesic-Old 0.3 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with serious liver disease.
Q. Is Lupigesic-old an opiate/ opiate blocker/ controlled substance/ pain killer/ addictive?
Lupigesic-old belongs to a class of medications called opioid partial agonist-antagonists, which is used to relieve pain. It is a controlled substance and an addictive drug. Consult your doctor for alternate drug if you experience addiction
Q. Does Lupigesic-old block opiates?
Yes. Lupigesic-old block opiates
Q. Can Lupigesic-old cause depression?
Lupigesic-old is not known to cause depression. If you experience such side effects, please consult your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.