buprenorphine

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buprenorphine

 [bu″prĕ-nor´fēn]
a synthetic opioid agonist-antagonist derived from thebaine, used in the form of the hydrochloride salt as an analgesic for moderate to severe pain and as an anesthesia adjunct. Administered sublingually or by intramuscular or intravenous injection.

buprenorphine

(byo͞o′prə-nôr′fēn′)
n.
A semisynthetic opioid drug, C29H41NO4, used usually in its hydrochloride form as an analgesic and, in combination with naloxone, for long-term treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin.

buprenorphine

A formulation of semi-synthetic opioid which may be superior to methadone in reducing heroin and cocaine abuse/dependence.

Adverse effects
Sedation, constipation.

buprenorphine

Addiction medicine An agent that may be superior to methadone in ↓ heroin and cocaine abuse Side effects Sedation, constipation. Cf Methadone.

buprenorphine

A powerful painkilling drug that binds to the body's opioid receptors. It acts for 6–8 hours. Brand names are Subutex, Temgesic and Transtec.