Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Probuphine® is an implant that is surgically placed and removed under the skin of the upper arm by a trained healthcare provider. The implants are placed in the upper arm for 6 months of treatment and are removed by the end of the sixth month.

Your doctor will treat the arm with numbing medicine and then cut a small incision to insert the implant with a special tool. The incision will be covered with 2 bandages. The top adhesive bandage will be placed over the arm and should be left on for 24 hours. Keep the smaller, bottom bandage clean and dry and in place for 3 to 5 days.

You should apply an ice pack to your arm for 40 minutes every 2 hours for the first 24 hours after placing the implants or as needed.

Your doctor will give you a patient identification card to carry with you.

Do not try to remove the implants by yourself.

If the implant sticks out or comes out: Wash your hands if you touch the implant. Cover the area where the implants were inserted with a clean bandage. Place the implant in a plastic bag, store it in a safe place out of the reach of children, and call your doctor right away.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.