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When and How to Receive a Buprenorphine InjectionSome general considerations include the following:
- This medication comes as an injection. It can be injected into a muscle or given by IV. It is usually given every four to six hours.
- If pain is not adequately controlled after the first dose, a second dose can be given 30 to 60 minutes after the initial dose.
- This medication is a controlled substance because it can be abused. Proper storage and disposal are important to prevent theft. Keep the medication in a safe place.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be given as prescribed.