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Bunorfin (Buprenorphine) 0.2mg X 10 Strips

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30.00 Grams
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Product Description

Generic Name Brand Name
buprenorphine Subutex
buprenorphine and naloxone Suboxone

What exactly is Buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine (BYOO-pre-NOR-feen) ('bu-pre-'nor-feen) is an opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction in the privacy of a physician’s office. Buprenorphine can be dispensed for take home use, by prescription. This in addition to buprenorphine’s pharmacological and safety profile makes it an attractive treatment for patients addicted to opioids.

Buprenorphine is different from other opioids in that it is a partial opioid agonist. This property of buprenorphine may allow for;

  • less euphoria and physical dependence
  • lower potential for misuse
  • a ceiling on opioid effects
  • relatively mild withdrawal profile

At the appropriate dose buprenorphine treatment may:

  • Suppress symptoms of opioid withdrawal
  • Decrease cravings for opioids
  • Reduce illicit opioid use
  • Block the effects of other opioids
  • Help patients stay in treatment

How It Works

Buprenorphine is an opioid medicine similar to morphine, codeine, and heroin. It targets the same places in the brain that opioids do. It relieves drug cravings without giving you the same high as other opioid drugs. Buprenorphine can cause side effects similar to other opioids and also can cause physical dependence. You take buprenorphine by placing pills under your tongue.

Why It Is Used

Buprenorphine can help treat addiction to opioid drugs, including heroin and narcotic painkillers. It prevents or reduces withdrawal symptoms caused by quitting these drugs.