What is Buprenorphine ? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Buprenorphine ? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Buprenorphine is an opioid drug.


Buprenorphine sublingual tablet is a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction. Buprenorphine sublingual tablets are most commonly used during her first 1-2 days to help start treatment.Other forms of buprenorphine are used to treat moderate to severe pain.


Buprenorphine comes as a buccal film applied to the inside of the cheek. Usually applied twice a day. Use buprenorphine at approximately the same time each day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Use Buprenorphine exactly as directed. Your doctor will start with a low dose of buprenorphine once a day or every 12 hours and gradually increase the dose to no more than once every 4 days. If you notice side effects, your doctor may reduce your dose. Tell your doctor if you feel your pain is out of control or if you experience any side effects while being treated with Buprenorphine . Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor.Do not stop using buprenorphine  without talking to your doctor

Side Effects:

Some common side effects are:

  • Diarrhea
  • dry mouth
  • sleepiness
  • headache

Some side effects can be serious:

  • nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness or dizziness
  • inability to get or maintain an erection
  • Irregular menstruation
  • decreased libido
  • chest pain
  • swelling of the face, tongue or throat
  • rash
  • hives


Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.

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