Brand names available: Buprinor, Norphin, Tidigesic
Pronunciation ---- byoo-per-nor-feen
Buprenorphine is opioid analgesic used to relieve pain mainly in cancer pain, Post operative pain and Myocardial infarction.
This medication is used by sub-cutaneous, intra muscular, slow intra
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.
Sedation, Dizziness, Headache
Repiratory and CNS depression
Urinary retention, Dry mouth
If any of above side effects become worse then consult health expert
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.
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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