Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Belbuca
  2. Subutex


Buprenorphine buccal film is used to relieve severe pain that is constant. This medicine is not used for minor pain or pain that only sometimes occurs. It acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain.

Buprenorphine sublingual tablet is used to treat opioid (narcotic) dependence or addiction. When a narcotic medicine is used for a long time, it may become habit-forming, causing mental or physical dependence. Physical dependence may lead to withdrawal side effects if the narcotic is stopped suddenly. Severe withdrawal side effects can usually be prevented when a person is switched to buprenorphine. It acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to help prevent withdrawal side effects.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Film
  • Tablet