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Dosing Information for Buprenorphine InjectionThe buprenorphine injection dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The type and severity of your pain
- The type and dosage of other pain medications you have been taking
- How you respond to the medication
- Your weight (for children)
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
Drug InteractionsThe buprenorphine injection may potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Buprenorphine Injection).
What If I Overdose on This Medication?An overdose of this medication can be quite dangerous and can even lead to death. It is important that you seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on buprenorphine injections.
How Does It Work?Buprenorphine is an opioid narcotic medication. Buprenorphine binds to a specific type of opioid receptor, called the opioid mu-receptor. Opioid mu-receptors are located throughout the body. While the main buprenorphine effects occur in the central nervous system, buprenorphine can produce effects anywhere opioid mu-receptors are found.
- Pain relief
- Changes in mood, including feelings of unease (dysphoria) or unusually pleasant feelings (euphoria)
- Cough suppression
- Slowed or shallow breathing
- Slowing of the digestive tract
- Physical dependence.