DESCRIPTION : SUBUTEX (buprenorphine) sublingual tablet is an uncoated oval white flat bevelled edged tablet, debossed with an alphanumeric word identifying the product and strength on one side. It contains buprenorphine HCl, a partial agonist at the mu-opioid receptor, and is available in two dosage strengths, 2 mg buprenorphine and 8 mg buprenorphine (as the free base, equivalent to 2.16 mg buprenorphine hydrochloride USP and 8.64 mg buprenorphine hydrochloride USP). Each tablet also contains lactose, mannitol, cornstarch, povidone K30, citric acid, sodium citrate and magnesium stearate.
Side effects :
- Slow or Shallow Breathing;
- Feeling Light-headed, Fainting;
- Confusion, Unusual Thoughts or Behavior; Or
- Nausea, Upper Stomach Pain, Itching, Loss of Appetite, Dark Urine, Clay-colored Stools, Jaundice (yellowing of the Skin or Eyes).
- Stomach Pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation;
- Warmth or Tingly Feeling;
- Chills, Increased Sweating;
- Back Pain;
- Anxiety, Depression;
- Sleep Problems (insomnia); Or
- Runny Nose.
Important information :
- Using buprenorphine improperly will increase your risk of serious side effects or death. Even if you have used other narcotic medications, you may still have serious side effects from buprenorphine. Follow all dosing instructions carefully.
- Like other narcotic medicines, buprenorphine can slow your breathing. Death may occur if breathing becomes too weak.
- Never crush a tablet or other pill to mix into a liquid for injecting the drug into your vein. This practice has resulted in death with the misuse of buprenorphine and similar prescription drugs.
- Wear a medical alert tag or carry an ID card stating that you take buprenorphine, in case of emergency. Any doctor, dentist, or emergency medical care provider who treats you should know that you are being treated for narcotic addiction.