Buprenorphine (Suboxone®)

Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid which is typically prescribed for addiction therapy. The most common form of buprenorphine is when it is combined with naloxone in medication such as Suboxone. Buprenorphine is classified as a partial opioid agonist, thus it has limited euphoria effects, a limiting opioid effect, and a relatively mild withdrawal profile. Typically, buprenorphine is ingested through a tablet or film form. If misused and injected, the combination with naloxone makes it very difficult to achieve a euphoria feeling. Thus, buprenorphine has a very low potential for misuse.

Buprenorphine is an active ingredient in the following medications:
  • Subutex
  • Bunavail
  • Butrans
  • Buprenex
  • Suboxone
  • Zubsolv
Buprenorphine has slang references of:
  • Bupe
  • Subs
  • Subbies
  • Orange Guys
  • Miracle

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