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Sublingual Buprenorphine

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using sublingual buprenorphine if you have:
 
  • A history of breathing problems, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other lung disease
  • Heart disease
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • A head injury, brain tumor, or increased pressure around the brain
  • A history of a stroke
  • A history of seizures
  • Problems urinating
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Gallbladder or pancreas disease
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Sublingual Buprenorphine to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 

Dosing Information for Sublingual Buprenorphine

The sublingual buprenorphine dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The type and dosage of opioids you have been taking
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.

 

As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Sublingual Buprenorphine Dosage for more information.)
 
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