How to prepare suboxone for injection
Sublingual film injections of buprenorphine-naloxone (BNX) are not well known or understood. We looked at how people who inject BNX film look for and share knowledge about the procedure, recorded the methods for preparing BNX film for injection, and reported on participants’ experiences.
People who stated that they had injected BNX film since its introduction onto the Australian market were interviewed (n = 16). Interviews were taped and transcribed in a semistructured format. The qualitative description approach was used to evaluate the data using the NVivo10 software (QSR International).
Participants mostly documented similar BNX film preparation techniques, but the texture of BNX film during injection preparation was described as irregular (gluggy), and the amount of water used was described in a variety of ways. Participants reported injecting the film to improve its immediate effects, but most said sublingual administration had longer-lasting effects.
Nancy White, Ian Flaherty, Peter Higgs, Briony Larance, Suzanne Nielsen, Louisa Degenhardt, Robert Ali, Nicholas Lintzeris. Findings from an exploratory qualitative review on injecting buprenorphine-naloxone film Drug and Alcohol Review, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 623-629, published in 2015.
Findings from an exploratory qualitative research on injecting buprenorphine-naloxone film / Nancy White, Ian Flaherty, Peter Higgs, Briony Larance, Suzanne Nielsen, Louisa Degenhardt, Robert Ali, Nicholas Lintzeris. 623-629 in Drug and Alcohol Review, Vol. 34, No. 6, November 2015, p. Production of the research: Contribution to a journal article or peer-reviewed study
Legal high but is it safer?
Sublocade REMS, a special delivery service for buprenorphine extended-release injection, is the only way to get it. Before you can get buprenorphine injection, you must first participate in this program with your doctor and pharmacy. For more information about this program and how you can obtain the prescription, consult with your doctor. Hold all of your doctor’s and laboratory appointments. Your doctor can order tests to monitor your body’s reaction to buprenorphine extended-release injection before and during treatment. When you start buprenorphine extended-release injection therapy and any time you refill your prescription, your doctor or pharmacist will send you the manufacturer’s patient information sheet (Medication Guide). If you have any questions, read the details carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist. You can also get the Medication Guide from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website (http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm085729.htm). What is the intention of this medication?
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Buprenorphine, an opioid partial agonist, is a key component in medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, and it’s linked to better treatment adherence and less illegal opioid use (1). Complementation While the opioid-antagonist activities of naloxone in transmucosal buprenorphine/naloxone products are intended to inhibit injection, when these products are administered intravenously, they may minimize the desired effects and precipitate rapid withdrawal; however, injection of transmucosal buprenorphine/naloxone has been recorded (2,3). Buprenorphine drugs were involved in 14.6 percent of approximately 127,000 emergency department (ED) visits for nonmedical use* of prescription opioids in 2016–2017, with injection-related complications being the most common reason (4). Overdose morbidity (e.g., unresponsiveness or cardiorespiratory failure) was less serious in ED visits for nonmedical usage of buprenorphine than in those involving other opioids (4). Complications associated with injecting transmucosal buprenorphine products are a potentially avoidable cause of morbidity associated with nonmedical buprenorphine usage. More information about the dangers of buprenorphine injection will help avoid these issues while ensuring access to this successful medication for opioid addiction.