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Sublingual Buprenorphine Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Sublingual buprenorphine has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects of the drug were carefully documented. Based on the information from these studies, the most commonly reported reactions to sublingual buprenorphine included:
  • Headaches -- in up to 29.1 percent
  • Insomnia -- up to 21.4 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 13.6 percent
  • Sweating -- up to 12.6 percent
  • Infections -- up to 11.7 percent
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain -- up to 11.7 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 7.8 percent
  • Constipation -- up to 7.8 percent.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using sublingual buprenorphine or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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