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Drug Interactions With Buprenorphine Injection

Alcohol, benzodiazepines, and muscle relaxants are some of the drugs that may cause negative interactions with buprenorphine injections. Taking these medications together may alter the way the body breaks them down, which may increase your risk for potentially dangerous side effects. To help prevent complications, tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking.

An Overview of Buprenorphine Injection Interactions

The buprenorphine injection (Buprenex®) is a pain reliever that is given by injection into a muscle (intramuscular injection) or by intravenous infusion (by IV). It can potentially interact with several other medications.
 
Some of the medications that may lead to buprenorphine injection drug interactions include but are not limited to:
 
  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines, such as:
 
 
  • CYP 3A4 inducer medications, such as:
 
 
  • CYP 3A4 inhibitor medications, such as:
 
 
  • Medications that cause drowsiness, such as:
 
 
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as:
 
 
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