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Buprenorphine

 
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    Topical / Subling / IV / IM
    Buprenorphine
    Norspan patch, Temgesic sublingual tablet 
     
    Used for pain relief and opioid addiction
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Acts on opioid receptors (δ, κ and µ) and nociceptin orphanin FQ (NOF) receptors on neuronal cell membranes within the thalamus, diencephalon, midbrain and medulla, resulting in reduced neurotransmitter release.
    • Pharmacology
    • Less histamine release (flushing, itching, rash) and less constipating than natural opioids.

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    • Adverse Effects
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