Used for dual purposes, buprenorphine is an outstanding medical accomplishment in today’s medical treatments. Buprenorphine is used for control of moderate acute (short-term) pain and pain management in opioid addiction treatment. The dosing of this drug is what makes it possible to be used both ways. In low doses, it is used for pain and in high doses it is used for detoxification. Buprenorphine helps thousands of people every year get the help that they need to overcome their addictions and pains, but there are some factors to consider before taking this drug for medical purposes.

Common Buprenorphine Risks Include:

  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

Almost 95% of the users of this drug experience at least one of these side-effects and they do not pose that serious of threats to one’s health, just minor discomforts. When you need to become concerned about your usage is when you abuse the drug. This drug is intended for medical purposes only. It is not safe to use as recreational or without strict instructions.

If You Overuse Buprenorphine, You May Experience:

  • Dark urine
  • Pale stool
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Depression
  • Chest pains
  • Muscle cramps
  • Shallow breathing
  • Stomach pain
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Aggression
  • Swelling in the tongue, face, lips and mouth

Seek Help for Buprenorphine Addiction or Abuse

Buprenorphine has a high chance of misuse and addiction and you need to consider this also before taking this drug. Becoming addicted to Buprenorphine can lead to death as well as many life changing side-effects. If you are addicted to Buprenorphine and seeking addiction treatment, contact us immediately.