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Buprenorphine (Suboxone)

Also known as Subutex, Buprenex, Suboxone, and Butrans

Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid that is used to treat opioid addiction in higher dosages (>2 mg), to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid-tolerant individuals in lower dosages (~200 µg), and to control moderate chronic pain in dosages ranging from 20–70 µg/hour. It is available in a variety of formulations: Subutex, Suboxone (Buprenorphine HCl and naloxone HCl; typically used for opioid addiction), Temgesic (sublingual tablets for moderate to severe pain), Buprenex (solutions for injection often used for acute pain in primary-care settings), Norspan and Butrans (transdermal preparations used for chronic pain).

Source: Wikipedia

DEA Class 2 meaning a high potential for abuse, less abuse potential than Schedule I drugs, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence.

Estimated Total Cost: $326.3 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed buprenorphine to treat drug abuse (opioids), drug abuse, complex regional pain syndrome, and drug abuse.

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