Generic Name: BUPRENORPHINE/NALOXONE - SUBLINGUAL Pronounced: (BUE-pre-NOR-feen/nal-OX-one) Suboxone SL Uses
This medication contains 2 medicines: buprenorphine and
naloxone. It is used to treat narcotic (opioid) dependence/addiction.
Buprenorphine belongs to a class of drugs called mixed narcotic
agonist-antagonists. Buprenorphine helps prevent withdrawal symptoms caused by
stopping other opiate-type narcotics.
Naloxone is a narcotic antagonist that blocks the effect
of narcotics and can cause severe narcotic withdrawal when injected. Withdrawal
is less likely when naloxone is taken by mouth or dissolved under the tongue.
It is combined with buprenorphine to prevent abuse and misuse (injection) of
this medication. This combination medication is used as part of a complete
treatment program for drug abuse (such as compliance monitoring, counseling,
behavioral contract, lifestyle changes).
This medication should not be used for pain r...
Long before Suboxone , a product containing buprenorphine , was marketed as a treatment for chemical dependency and addiction , buprenorphine was being used by veterinarians and anesthesiologist for the treatment of pain. In the past, buprenorphine was not readily available for outpatient use because it is not a traditional medication that is taken by mouth and absorbed through the gastrointestinal system. Buprenorphine has traditionally been an intravenously administered drug, until now. There are now products that are dissolved in the mouth and products that are applied to the skin. So, the buprenorphine horizon is expanding.
As an outpatient drug, buprenorphine became widely recognized as a chemical in the product called Suboxone, which is used to treat opioid chemical dependency . Tablets containing buprenorphine only, without the additional nalaoxone found in Suboxone, are also available but are not readily prescribed because buprenorphine is well-like by intravenous drug abus...
The ETHEX Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of a single lot of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets (Lot No. 91762) because a tablet that was twice as thick as it should have been was discovered. These oversized tablets could contain as much as double the amount of active morphine sulfate indicated on the label. The recalled lot was distributed under an “ETHEX” label between April 16th and April 27th of 2008. No other dosage strength, nor any other lot of the 60 mg strength is affected by this recall. The product is a white oval tablet with "60" on one side, and "E" on the reverse. If you take morphine sulfate tablets in the 60 mg extended release form, check your medication carefully. Opioids such as morphine have life-threatening consequences if overdosed. Those consequences can include respiratory depression (difficulty or lack of breathing), and low blood pressure. If you have any doubts about your medication, call your...
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