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Buprenorphine.


Buprenorphine, sold under the brand name Subutex, among others, is an opioid used to treat opioid addiction, moderate acute pain and moderate chronic pain.[3] The combination buprenorphine/naloxone is also used for opioid addiction.

It is a semisynthetic derivative of thebaine. It is a mixed partial agonist opioid receptor modulator.

EFFECTS OF SUBOXONE IF INJECTED:

Example Likely Reaction

A person taking high-dose methadone (such as 80mg) who injects Suboxone the same day.

A very strong withdrawal reaction that goes on for several hours, possibly longer.

A person taking heroin regularly (has a habit) who used heroin within the last 2 hours.

Likely to have a strong withdrawal reaction that could go on for several hours.

A person taking heroin regularly (has a habit) but who hasnít used heroin for over 12 hours, is withdrawing already (hanging out) and injects Suboxone.

May have a strong withdrawal reaction that could go on for several hours.

A person only using heroin occasionally (no habit) who injects Suboxone.

No withdrawal effect (because they donít have a habit) and will get some effect from injecting Suboxone. The onset of effects may be delayed.

A person already taking buprenorphine who injects Suboxone.

No withdrawal effect and will get some effect from injecting Suboxone. The onset of effects may be delayed.

More extensive information about Buprenorphine is available at Wikipedia