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General Information on Buprenorphine and Naloxone

Generic Name : Buprenorphine and Naloxone

Pronunciation : BYOO-preh-NAHR-feen- NAL-ox-ohn

Latest prescription information about Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Buprenorphine and Naloxone

International- Suboxone.

Why is Buprenorphine and Naloxone Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication is a narcotic partial agonist-antagonist, prescribed for opioid dependency. Naloxone blocks the effects of buprenorphine, which cause withdrawal symptoms in a person with an opioid addiction.

When should Buprenorphine and Naloxone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Buprenorphine and Naloxone?

Sublingual- The recommended target dosage is 16/4 mg/day (buprenorphine/naloxone) as a single daily dose. It may be increased or decreased if needed.

How should Buprenorphine and Naloxone be taken?

It comes as a tablet to be placed under the tongue, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Buprenorphine and Naloxone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of slow breathing, drowsiness, stomach problems, diarrhea, head injury, stroke, mental illness, suicidal thoughts, lung or other breathing problem (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD]), changes in blood electrolytes level, enlarged prostate, urinary obstruction, seizures, liver or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

It should not be used in children less than 16 years old.

What are the side effects of Buprenorphine and Naloxone?

   Most Common : Constipation, swollen tongue, vomiting, intoxication, attention deficiency, palpitations, sleeplessness, withdrawal syndrome, acidity and blurred vision.
   Body as a Whole : Weakness, chills, headache, infection, abdominal pain, back pain and withdrawal syndrome.
   Heart : Dilatation blood vessels.
   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea and nausea.
   Respiratory : Nose inflammation.
   Skin : Increased sweating.

What are the other precautions for Buprenorphine and Naloxone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Buprenorphine and Naloxone?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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