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What is the treatment for buprenorphine overdose?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Karl Spector
Dr. Karl Spector
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Dr. Samuel Bayles
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Overdose
call 911. overdose of suboxone is rare but not impossible risk goes up dramatically if benzodiazepines and alcohol are in the mix.
if someone has overdosed you should call 911 immediately.

In brief: Overdose
call 911. overdose of suboxone is rare but not impossible risk goes up dramatically if benzodiazepines and alcohol are in the mix.
if someone has overdosed you should call 911 immediately.
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Dr. Samuel Bayles
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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