Buprenorphine for Drug Dependence
How It Works
Buprenorphine is an Reference opioid Opens New Window medicine similar to morphine, codeine, and heroin. It targets the same places in the brain that opioids do. It relieves drug cravings without giving you the same high as other opioid drugs.
Buprenorphine can cause side effects similar to other opioids and also can cause physical dependence.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction