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BuprenorphineInfo
SummaryA semi-synthetic opioid analgesic also known as subutex. Often administered as Butrans patches, or in combination with Naloxone as Suboxone, a heroin replacement therapy drug. Will cause withdrawals if you have an opioid tolerance and don't wait long enough (typically around 48 hours) before taking this.
Dosesuboxone dose: Light: 1-2mg Common: 3-6mg Strong: 6-8mg Heavy: 8mg+
NOTE: The ceiling dose for Buprenorphine is usually between 16mg and 32mg, anything above this will not produce any increase in effects. Also, after dosing 4mg your opioid receptors are completely covered.
Onset60-90 minutes
DurationLow Dose: 8-12 hours High Dose: 24-72 hours
BioavailabilityOral 22% | Sublingual 30% | Intramuscular 90-100%
Aliasessuboxone
subs
bupe
Categoriesopioid
habit-forming
depressant
Low_dose:8-12 hours | High_Dose: 24-72 hours
EffectsEuphoria, Dry Mouth, Mood lift, Itchiness, Relaxant, Constipation, Pupil constriction, Analgesia.
After-effects1-16 hours.