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What Is Buprenorphine Patch Used For?

Is It Safe for Children to Use a Buprenorphine Patch?

The buprenorphine patch is approved only for use in adults. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using these patches in children.

Is It Safe for Older Adults to Use It?

Yes -- older adults can use buprenorphine patches. However, they may be more sensitive to side effects, including respiratory depression (decreased breathing). Therefore, it should be used with caution in older adults. A healthcare provider may recommend a lower dosage and additional monitoring when prescribing this drug to an older person.

Is the Buprenorphine Patch Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend these patches for something other than the treatment of chronic pain. This is known as an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for buprenorphine patches.
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