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Uses of this medication

How to use this medication

What you need to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication

Side effects and when to consult your health expert

Dosage and Missed Dose


General information


Brand names available: Buprinor, Norphin, Tidigesic

Pronunciation      ----    byoo-per-nor-feen


Uses of this medication:

Buprenorphine is opioid analgesic used to relieve pain mainly in cancer pain, Post operative pain and Myocardial infarction.


How to use this medication:

This medication is used by sub-cutaneous, intra muscular, slow intra

venous route.


What you need to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication:

Always remember to inform your health expert if you are taking any prescription or OTC medication.

Inform your doctor or pharmacist of any other medical conditions, allergies.

If you are planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding pl. make sure you notify to your health expert.


Side effects and when to consult your health expert:

Sedation, Dizziness, Headache

Hypotension, Miosis

Repiratory and CNS depression

Tachycardia, Bradycardia

Urinary retention, Dry mouth

If any of above side effects become worse then consult health expert


Dosage and Missed Dose:


0.3-0.6 mg intra muscular , subcutaneous, or slow i.v

0.2-0.4 mg 6-8 hourly if it is given by sub lingual.

Use as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease.

Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.


Missed dose: If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose



This product should be stored at room temperature between (15-30 degrees C). Store it in a place where it won’t be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight never store in bathroom. Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.


General information:

Not recommended during labor, because if respiratory depression occur in neonates it cannot be effectively reversed.

It has slowest onset and long duration of action. Single dose effect last for 6-8 hours. With repeated use duration action increase to 24 hours.

It is mostly excreted unchanged in bile and finds its way out of the body in faeces.      

It is imp to read manufacturing packaging instruction carefully if available and always do not hesitate to consult pharmacist or physician for any information.

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