buprenorphine - sublingual, Subutex
GENERIC NAME: BUPRENORPHINE - SUBLINGUAL (BUE-pre-NOR-feen)
BRAND NAME(S): Subutex
USES: Buprenorphine is used to treat dependence/addiction to narcotics (opioids). Buprenorphine belongs to a class of drugs called mixed narcotic agonist-antagonists. It helps prevent withdrawal symptoms caused by stopping other opiate-type narcotics. It is used as part of a complete treatment program for drug abuse (such as compliance monitoring, counseling, behavioral contract, lifestyle changes).
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