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Overdose: Treatment

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Buprenorphine overdose can be treated by following the recommended steps.

Buprenorphine overdose is treated with supportive care and an opioid antagonist, such as naloxone, to displace the buprenorphine. Recommendations for treating opioid overdose, for adults, are as follows:

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This web page provides information for the patient on pronunciation, brand names, common uses, how to use, missed doses, precautions, side effects, drug interactions, proper storage, and more.
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Kaiser Permanente
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This web page provides information for the patient on pronunciation, brand names, common uses, how to use, missed doses, precautions, side effects, drug interactions, proper storage, and more.
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Drugs.com
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Find the links to each buprenorphine formulation's medication guide here
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FDA
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Table of drug Interactions between methadone or buprenorphine and other medications from a review by McCance-Katz, Sullivan, and Nallani (2010).
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Am J Addict
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The guideline provides recommendations for practice interventions and evaluations when using opioid therapy to treat chronic non-cancer pain. It is entirely evidence-based and uses clinical algorithms to optimize the use of opioid therapy.
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Department of Veterans Affairs; Department of Defense
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A forum for sharing on Prescription Monitoring Programs
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Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs
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Describes programs to dispose of unused pain medications and other prescription medications.
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FDA
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Buprenorphine y el embarazo – que usted necesita saber (en Español)

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This patient handout sheet explains concerns and risks for buprenorphine treatment of patients who are or wish to become pregnant.

Suboxone y el embarazo – que usted necesita saber

Abusar la heroína o los analgésicos recetados mientras usted está embarazada es muy peligroso –
ambos para su propia salud y para la salud del bebé. La mejor acción que usted puede tomar es entrar
en un programa de tratamiento y dejar de consumir drogas.

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Buprenorphine and Pregnancy -- What You Need to Know

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This patient handout sheet explains concerns and risks for buprenorphine treatment of patients who are or wish to become pregnant.

Buprenorphine and Pregnancy -- What You Need to Know

Abusing heroin or prescription painkillers while you are pregnant is very dangerous --both for your own health and for the health of the baby you are carrying. The best action you can take is to get into treatment and stop using drugs.

What happens if you are pregnant (or want to become pregnant) and want to start taking buprenorphine?

Methadone maintenance treatment and buprenorphine monotherapy are both appropriate choices for pregnant women with opioid use disorder.

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