Transdermal Buprenorphine

Transdermal Buprenorphine

PEP Topic 
Chronic Pain

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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