Induction/first treatment

Buprenorphine Product Formulations Comparison

Description: 
Compares the different formulations of buprenorphine products made by different drug companies.
Product How Supplied (Buprenorphine / Naloxone mg) Induction
Dosage Increments
(until opioid withdrawal signs and symptoms are suppressed)
Recommended Target Dose for Maintenance Instruction
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Description: 
This PDF Document contains the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS), a common instrument used to assess a patient's opioid withdrawal severity.
Source: 
California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
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Description: 
This flow chart for buprenorphine treatment displays the steps to patient recovery, from initial patient contact or referral, through intake process, induction, day #2, stabilization, maintenance, and tapering.
Source: 
Colleen LaBelle, RN/Boston Medical Center
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