Transdermal Buprenorphine

Transdermal Buprenorphine

PEP Topic 
Chronic Pain
Description 

Buprenorphine is an opioid analgesic used to control moderate to severe chronic pain. This opioid is available in intravenous and sublingual forms; buprenorphine in a trandermal delivery system allows passive diffusion of a consistent dose of medication over a long period. Researchers have evaluated the effectiveness of transdermal buprenorphine for the management of chronic cancer pain.

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