An addiction treatment patch is the trade name for buprenorphine, an opioid medication used to treat pain and opiate addiction.
When used to treat pain and drug withdrawal symptoms, buprenorphine can be given as a patch applied to the skin. Provides pain relief for seven or ten days.
When used to treat opioid addiction, buprenorphine is combined with naloxone, usually as a pill that is absorbed under the tongue (under the tongue). Because naloxone can cause withdrawal if injected, adding it to buprenorphine prevents people from abusing the medication.
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What does buprenorphine do? (Addiction patch)
Buprenorphine is a long-acting opioid used to replace short-acting opioids that someone might become addicted to, such as heroin, tramadol, oxycodone, fentanyl, or hydromorphone. Long-acting also means that the drug works slower in the body, and for a longer period of time. The effects of buprenorphine last for 24 to 36 hours. In contrast, a person using short-acting opioids to avoid withdrawal should use three to four times a day.
At the correct dose, buprenorphine prevents withdrawal symptoms and reduces drug cravings without causing a person to feel euphoric (euphoria) or drowsiness. This reduces the harms associated with opioid misuse and gives people addicted to opioids a chance to stabilize their lives. Therefore, this treatment is known as opioid agonist therapy. Buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction works similar to methadone, another opioid agonist treatment.
When combined with medical and supportive care, buprenorphine and methadone are equally effective treatments for opioid addiction, although one may work better than the other for some people.
Types of buprenorphine
Brand names include:
Mylan-buprenorphine / naloxone
00Frequently asked questions
How do buprenorphine and methadone differ?
The differences between buprenorphine and methadone include:
Buprenorphine/naloxone is a pill that is sucked under the tongue, while methadone is taken as a drink.
Buprenorphine has a lower risk of an overdose than methadone.
Any doctor can prescribe buprenorphine, but only those who have completed special training can prescribe methadone.
Methadone is most commonly seen through specialist treatment clinics; Buprenorphine treatment may be easier to access than methadone.
It can take weeks to reach a fully effective dose of methadone but only a few days with buprenorphine.
Side effects can be less noticeable with buprenorphine.
Can buprenorphine interact with other drugs? (addiction patch)
Mixing methadone or buprenorphine with other medications that depress the central nervous system can be very dangerous. Avoid other opioids, alcohol, and benzodiazepines (eg, Ativan, Xanax, Restoril, Valium, clonazepam). It is also considered risky to take these medicines, especially when starting treatment with opioid antagonists for the first time. Using other drugs while on opioid therapy can also cause your dose of buprenorphine to wear off more quickly, which means you may experience withdrawal.
Can you take an overdose of buprenorphine?
All opioids are at risk of overdose, although the risk is higher with methadone than with buprenorphine. The risk is especially high when you start treatment, when you stop taking opioids (buprenorphine or other opioids) for a while and then start again. Mixing opioids with other medications also increases the risk of an overdose. If you or someone you know uses opioids, it’s a good idea to have a free kit of naloxone, so naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and allow time for medical help to arrive.