Buvalor 10 Mcg Patch 2
Buprenorphine is used to treat severe ongoing pain caused due to arthritis and back pain. It is also used to treat severe chronic pain.
How does the drug work?
Buprenorphine is a derivative of opioid alkaloid. It is more potent than other opioids such as morphine. Its analgesic activity is by the partial agonist activity at mu-opioid receptors. It also acts on kappa-opioid receptor. Buprenorphine binds to mu and kappa receptors, which results in hyperpolarization and reduces neuronal excitability.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of codeine are dry mouth, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, and difficulty in emptying the urinary bladder, loss of appetite, nasal congestion, chest congestion, dry throat, and dry skin.
• Alcohol and other sedatives can cause further drowsiness and confusion when combined with Buvalor drug.
• The effectiveness of Buvalor patch can be reduced by other opioid drugs, so opioids should not be taken along with the drug.
• Anticholinergic drugs, when taken with Buvalor medication, may increase the occurrence of urinary retention and constipation. Avoid such drugs.
• Use of Buvalor may cause physical dependence and growth retardation in the fetus, therefore, the medication is not recommended for pregnant women.
• Overdose can increase the side effects of Buvalor such as nausea and vomiting, abnormal blood cell count, shortness of breath, and liver injury.
• Do not stop Buvalor medication abruptly, as it caUSES withdrawal effects. Taper the drug.
1. Is buprenorphine addictive? Yes, buprenorphine may be addictive; you should not take more than the prescribed dose.
2. What if I overdose? Buprenorphine belongs to the opioid group. Misuse or overdose of codeine may cause breathlessness or death. Seek medical advice immediately.
3. Can I give buprenorphine to my 8-year-old child to treat tonsils? No, you should not give buprenorphine to children. Consult your doctor to know the risks and benefits of the drug.
4. I am on buprenorphine since 3 days. I experience bowel obstruction. Can I discontinue the drug? Bowel obstruction is the common side effect of buprenorphine. Report it to the doctor if the condition may not get better in few days.
5. Can I breastfeed my child while taking buprenorphine? No, you should not breastfeed while taking buprenorphine medicine, as it may affect the baby.