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What is buprenorphine?
Buprenorphine is an opioid medication prescribed for people who are trying to recover from addiction to heroin or prescription pain medication. It is best known by the brand names Suboxone and Subutex.
Buprenorphine is safe if it is used in the right way by the person it was prescribed for.
It can be harmful if:
What are the symptoms of buprenorphine poisoning or overdose?
If someone takes buprenorphine in the wrong way, or if a child takes any amount, even just a lick or taste, they may:
What should I do if someone has taken buprenorphine in a way that might be harmful?
If you have questions about buprenorphine, call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222, chat online or text POISON to 85511.
How can I prevent buprenorphine poisonings?
Use buprenorphine safely. Buprenorphine can be dangerous if you take it in the wrong way.
Store buprenorphine safely. This is especially important if you have young children in your house. Even a small amount of buprenorphine is very dangerous for children.
Get rid of any unused or expired burprenorphine safely.
If you think someone you know has a substance abuse problem, get them help.
If you are a buprenorphine prescriber, consider ordering the NNEPC’s emergency medical information card for your patients.
Last Updated: Thursday January 4th 2018