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Buprenorphine

Information

Uses

Buprenorphine is used for pain and opioid (morphine) dependence

How it works

Buprenorphine decreases the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

Common side effects

Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Sleepiness, Nausea, Constipation

Available Medicine

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    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions

Buprenorphine

Q.

Is buprenorphine an opiate/ opiate blocker/ controlled substance/ pain killer/ addictive?
Buprenorphine 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 buprenorphine block opiates?
Yes. Buprenorphine block opiates

Q.

Can buprenorphine cause depression?
Buprenorphine is not known to cause depression. If you experience such side effects, please consult your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 02 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)