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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Facts about Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine, Subutex, - also called bupe or subbies.
have been approved for opioid addiction treatment throughout most of the world, instead of Methadone. It is also used for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain in patients, requiring a continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesic for an extended period of time, such as for example cancer-patients.

Recreational users of Suboxone who crush the tablet and snort it report a euphoric rush similar to other opioids in addition to a slight "upper"-like effect. Due to the high potency of tablet forms of buprenorphine, only a small amount of the drug is needed to achieve the desired effects.

Those already using buprenorphine/Suboxone for opioid addiction therapy find that insufflation is only slightly, if any stronger than taking the pill sublingually, although it may have a quicker onset. Those taking it for addiction therapy also report that obtaining euphoria is virtually impossible after the first few doses.

Side-effects include: nausea and vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, perspiration, itchiness, dry mouth, constriction of the pupil (miosis), Sudden fall of blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension), ejaculatory difficulty, decreased libido, lack of ability to urinate (urinary retention), and respiratory depression.
Co-intoxication with Alcohol carries the greatest risk for lethal overdose and, they should not, under any circumsdances be combined!

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