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...
Getting off of pain medications usually requires an exit strategy. Anyone who has tried to abruptly discontinue a regularly used opioid (a pain medication which is chemically similar to opium that binds to opioid receptors in the body) can attest to the severe discomfort of withdrawal syndrome. The symptoms of withdrawal include: nausea, vomiting, aches, sweating, diarrhea, yawning, insomnia, irritability and gooseflesh. These symptoms indicate that the body is physically dependent on the chemical. Chemical dependency is difficult to overcome without a good strategy. That strategy should reduce the occurrence of withdrawal syndrome, the risk of relapse, and the risk of toxicity. Suboxone can help someone get off pain medications because it reduces withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and the risk of overdose.
Because Suboxone contains buprenorphine (an opioid), it serves as a substitute for other opioids and satisfies the body's need for the chemical. One advantage in converting from...
Generic Name: MORPHINE AUTO-INJECTOR - INJECTION Pronounced: (MOR-feen) Morphine IM Uses
This product is used to treat moderate-to-severe pain in
emergencies. It acts on certain centers in the brain to give you pain relief.
This medication is a narcotic pain reliever (opiate-type).
This product delivers one fixed dose of morphine and is
not recommended for use in children who are younger than 14 years or who weigh
less than 90 pounds (40 kilograms).
How To Use Morphine IM
This medication is given by injection into the muscle of
the outer thigh, through clothing if necessary, as directed. If you do not get
good pain relief after 30 minutes, a second dose may be given if so directed.
This product is meant to be used in emergencies only, so it is not usually
given repeatedly. However, if this product needs to be given repeatedly, it is
given as directed by the doctor, usually every 4 hours as
If you will be giving this med...
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