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What is the definition or description of: Buprenorphine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Buprenorphine overdose?

Buprenorphine OD: Buprenorphine (Buprenex®, Suboxone®, Subutex®) is an opioid medication that is used to treat narcotic addiction. It has also been used for the treatment of pain. Overdose symptoms can include pinpoint pupils, sedation, weakness, clammy/cold skin, fainting, slow heart rate, weak pulse, slowed breathing to no breathing, low blood pressure and death. ...Read more

Buprenorphine Overdose (Definition)

Buprenorphine (Buprenex®, Suboxone®, Subutex®) is an opioid medication that is used to treat narcotic addiction. It has also been used for the treatment of pain. Overdose symptoms can include pinpoint pupils, sedation, weakness, clammy/cold skin, fainting, slow heart rate, weak pulse, slowed breathing to no breathing, low ...Read more


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What is the treatment for buprenorphine overdose?

Narcan (naloxone): Buprenorphine overdose is a very rare occurrence due to the "ceiling effect" of its dosing. The hire the dose, the less effect is added once the dose goes beyond 16-24 mg. This is why it it so much safer than Methadone which does not have this ceiling effect. The treatment for overdose of Buprenorphine is the same for all opiates/narcotics-- Narcan (naloxone) (nalaxone) asap! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the drug buprenorphine hydrochloride?

Can you tell me about the drug buprenorphine hydrochloride?

Buprenorphine: This is a medication commonly used to treat opiate addiction, but is sometimes given for chronic pain. When used for opiate dependence it take the place of the abused opiate and is then slowly decreased. If you are needing treatment with buprenorphine then I would recommend naabt. Org to assist in finding a physician allowed to prescribe it. ...Read more

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Hello doctor; can someone be falsely tested positive for buprenorphine without taking any drugs?

Hello doctor; can someone be falsely tested positive for buprenorphine without taking any drugs?

Rare in urine: Of thousands of qualitative or screening urine tests, I don't recall having seen a false positive. False negatives: many times. The quantitative or confirmatory test uses lc-ms technology which has a high sensitivity and specificity. But anything (almost) is possible. ...Read more

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What medication do drug addicts use to detox off drugs besides librium and buprenorphine, ?

The kitchen sink: Suppose you mean from opiates/narcotics...Clonidine, ssri's, snri's, tca's, antiepileptics, antispasmodics, non-steroidals, non-bzd and rarely bzd sesative-hypnotics, atypical antipsychotics, vitamins and homeopathic remedies can all be tried. Some try low dose naltrexone. But medications alone are not the answer. Its a war, you send in all the branches. Medication is just one of them. ...Read more

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I am taking buprenorphine, however, I ran out 3 days ago. I used clonazepam to keep from relapse. I have a drug test in morning, should I tell my dr?

I am taking buprenorphine, however, I ran out 3 days ago. I used clonazepam to keep from relapse. I have a drug test in morning, should I tell my dr?

Yes you should tell.: Drug tests vary based on what test is being required by employer or others. Sometimes benzodiazepines will be tested for and it is best you provide a prescription for your medications prior to testing including both Buprenorphine and clonazepam.
Clonazepam may not be the best agent to prevent relapse if you are chronically on buprenorphine. ...Read more

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If you are legally taking Suboxone and fail a pre employment drug screen for buprenorphine is it legal for them to deny the job?

Probably not: If you are taking prescribed buprenorphine, you may fall under the protection of the americans with disabilities act. If so, you are entitled to accommodations for your disability if our employer has more than 50 employees and meets other criteria. Get your doctors note doctor that the Buprenorphine is prescribed and you and the medication are under medical supervision. Then take the test. ...Read more

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Where can you get buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine: This is a controlled substance and is available on the order of a physician or other licensed practitioner who can write scripts. ...Read more

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How do you get off 2mil of buprenorphine?

Right thing to do?: First decide if its the right thing to do. Taper to the lowest possible dose. Will have withdrawal symptoms even at the lowest dose but be less intense. Your doctor can prescribe various short-term medications to help deal with specific symptoms of withdrawal. There is no right or wring answer and do not hesitate to incorporate things such as acupuncture and other holistic measures. ...Read more

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How does buprenorphine work in the body?

On Opiate receptors: It works an mu receptor, to reduce pain, or prevent withdrawal from pain killers, and it blocks kappa receptor to reduce issues with respiratory depression. ...Read more

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How much buprenorphine do you take to feel high?

You don't: Use it for this reason although some feel high at modest doses. ...Read more

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What is buprenex (buprenorphine) liquid?

Pain medication: It is a semi synthetic medicine used for pain. Its used in non opiate tolerant individuals. ...Read more

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What are the differences between buprenorphine, methadone?

What are the differences between buprenorphine, methadone?

C below: Bup is a partial agonist which means it has a ceiling effect and alsi it can not be combined with other opioids. It will last longer in the body. Methadone is a full agonist with no ceiling effect and it can be used with other opioids and lead to overdose. Meth has more endocrine effects, cardiac effects, respiratory effects. There are also more laws restricting meth's use. ...Read more

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Instead of methadone I am going on buprenorphine. Is that ok?

Instead of methadone I am going on buprenorphine. Is that ok?

Probably: But if you have a high tolerance, you may not be satisfied and you may have precipitated withdrawal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how butrans (buprenorphine) patches affect you?

Butrans: It is used a pain medication. IT has all the cautions and side effects as other opioids - nausea, constipation, respiratory depression, abuse potential etc... ...Read more

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How long should I wait to drink achoal after I stop taking buprenorphine/ I stop taking it yesterday

Wait wait wait: Going from one habit forming substance to another creates a viscous cycle. Even if one never had a liking to alcohol, it shares the same brain circuitry pathway as all other drugs, including buprenorphine. The brain will find this rewarding and will ask you for more and next thing you know a second problem is created. ...Read more

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I have some buprenex (buprenorphine) but I do not want to inject it. Can it be used orally or anally?

Buprenorphine helps: Buprenex (buprenorphine) is useful for detoxification. Injecting it is not useful for that purpose. Standard use is sublingual (under the tongue, to be absorbed by the veins under the tongue). Consult your physician about using Buprenorphine for detoxification and/or maintenance. You might also consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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Buprenorphine patches im on 105 mcg per hour 4 day patches and have been on this dose for over 3 years. Will I suffer cold turkey if I stopped. Or whi?

Yes: Butrans® (buprenorphine) is an opioid agonist and you will develop withdrawal symptoms if stopped cold turkey after using the medication for three years. A gradual downward titration of the dose every 7 days is recommended to prevent signs and symptoms of withdrawal. ...Read more

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Is Suboxone (buprenorphine) derived from opium?

Suboxone: No it is not drive from opium, opium is a natural occurring plant that produces, among other things, heroin. Suboxone is a purely manufactured synthetic drug. It has a unique properties. It blocks certain opiate receptors and acts as a analgesic or pain medicine. It was first developed as a pain medicine but it's now used exclusively to stabilize people addicted to opiates. ...Read more

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Does buprenorphine bind to mu receptors better than tramadol?

Yes, but...: In test tubes, buprenorphine binds to mu opiod receptor more avidly than does tramadol. But analgesia is a very different concept, and depends on nature of pain, chronicity of it, dose and duration of drug, and individual genetic characteristics (such as expression of splice variants of mu opiod receptor). For some people tramadol is better analgesic; for others, the reverse. ...Read more

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Which is easier to come off, methadone or subutex (buprenorphine)?

Narcotic wean: Both Methadone and buprenorphrine are long acting opioids. They both can cause withdrawal symptoms from abrupt discontinuation. However, under physician guidance, you can be weaned off on both with no or minimal withdrawal symptoms. The key is slow weaning process. ...Read more

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What is buprenex (buprenorphine)?

Buprenex (buprenorphine): It is Buprenorphine used in high doses >2mgm to control moderate acute pain in non opoid totrant patient in lower deses. It is also used in high doses sublingually for detoxification and long term replacement therapy in opoid dependance patients. It is marketed under name of soboxone or subutex, and the drug is now used for that purpose in us. Long term replacement or detox therapy in opoid dependant. ...Read more

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What is buprenex (buprenorphine) for?

Buprenex (buprenorphine): It is Buprenorphine used in high doses >2mgm to control moderate acute pain in non opoid totrant patient in lower deses. It is also used in high doses sublingually for detoxification and long term replacement therapy in opoid dependance patients. It is marketed under name of soboxone or subutex, and the drug is now used for that purpose in us. Long term replacement or detox therapy in opoid dependant. ...Read more

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What is buprenex (buprenorphine) used for?

What is buprenex (buprenorphine) use: For opoid dependant patients for replacement therapy ot for detoxification purposes. ...Read more

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Why would anyone test your levels of buprenorphine?

BUPRENORPHINE: This is an opioid like drug that is controlled. As such if you are on it we need to verify use and presence in Urine and or blood. ...Read more

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I am currently on buprenorphine 2 mg., I was taking 1/2 the dose to make it las for my next appt I'm having withdraw symptoms any advice?

Why are you running: Out, unless you were taking more than you should? Suboxone/subutex are meant to be used by people who are responsible and can manage a prescription. For those who have problems doing that, clinics dose daily and don't give take-home doses until you demonstrate responsibility.
There are medications, like pepto bismol, benadryl (diphenhydramine) and ibuprofen that can treat many withdrawal symptoms, clonidine helps. ...Read more

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Buprenorphine (Definition)

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