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!
Very rare deal. Buprenorphine by itself, really has little to no overdose potential. If it is mixed with other drugs and/or alcohol; that's another story. Since buprenorphine overdose by itself has never been reported, I question what is meant by this question. At any rate, Buprenorphine is used to treat opiate dependence. All other opiates can cause overdoses.
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...