Details of Buprenorphine Salt (Generic Drug)

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Buprenorphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Buprenorphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Buprenorphine can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Never use buprenorphine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Do not drink alcohol. Buprenorphine can increase the effects of alcohol, which could be dangerous. To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have any type of breathing problem or lung disease a history of head injury, brain tumour, or seizures a history of drug abuse, alcohol addiction, or mental illness urination problems liver or kidney disease curvature of the spine that affects breathing Addison's disease or problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid.


Typical Uses

Buprenorphine is used to treat dependence/addiction to narcotics (opioids). Buprenorphine belongs to a class of drugs called mixed narcotic agonist-antagonists. It helps prevent withdrawal symptoms caused by stopping other opiate-type narcotics. It is used as part of a complete treatment program for drug abuse (such as compliance monitoring, counselling, behavioural contract, lifestyle changes).


Side Effects

Even if you have used other narcotic medications, you may still have serious side effects from buprenorphine. Some of them include weak or shallow breathing, feeling like you might pass out blue lips or fingernails confusion, feelings of extreme happiness fast or slow heart rate or little or no urinating.


Drug Interactions

• Buprenorphine+acetaminophen- Using buprenorphine together with other medications that cause central nervous system depression such as acetaminophen can lead to serious side effects such as respiratory distress, coma, or even death.

• Buprenorphine+amobarbital- Using buprenorphine together with other medications that cause central nervous system depression such as amobarbital can lead to serious side effects such as respiratory distress, coma, or even death.

• Buprenorphine+alvimopan- Using alvimopan together with buprenorphine is not recommended. This can cause side effects such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. The use of alvimopan is discouraged if you have received buprenorphine for more than 7 consecutive days immediately prior to alvimopan administration.

• Buprenorphine+cannabis- Using buprenorphine together with other medications that cause central nervous system depression such as cannabis can lead to serious side effects such as respiratory distress, coma, or even death.


Mechanism of action

Buprenorphine belongs to a class of medications called opioid partial agonist-antagonists. It prevents withdrawal symptoms when opioid drug is stopped, by producing similar effects to these drugs. It also works in brain and nervous system to relieve pain.


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