Precautions

Buprenorphine should be used with caution in the following populations:

  • Elderly patients
  • Weak patients
  • Patients with severe hepatic, pulmonary, or renal impairment
  • Patients with myxedema or hypothyroidism
  • Patients with CNS depression
  • Patients with acute alcoholism

For the complete list of precautions, please refer to the resource provided below.

Related Resources: 
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Find the links to each buprenorphine formulation's medication guide here
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FDA
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Patient Handouts: 
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Discussing the psychosocial aspects of treatment in patients receiving Buprenorphine/Naloxone
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Physician Clinical Support System (PCSS-MAT)
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Guideline document discussing interactions between buprenorphine and HIV medication.
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Physician Clinical Support System (PCSS)
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