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BUPRENORPHINE is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Compare opioid Agonist/Antagonists.
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What is Belbuca?

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What should I tell my doctor?TOP

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • blockage in your bowel
  • brain tumor
  • drink more than 3 alcohol-containing drinks per day
  • drug abuse or addiction
  • head injury
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma
  • mouth sores
  • thyroid disease
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to buprenorphine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this drug?TOP

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wet the inside of your cheek with tongue or rinse mouth with water before using this medicine. Open package with dry hands just before you are ready to use. Do not cut or tear the film. Use the tip of a dry finger to put film in the mouth with the yellow side of the film facing the cheek. Hold the film in place for 5 seconds. After you place the medicine on your cheek leave the film in place until it dissolves away in about 30 minutes. Do not move or touch the film with fingers or tongue. Do not eat or drink until the film has dissolved. Do not chew or swallow the film. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?TOP

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I store this drug?TOP

Keep out of the reach of children.

This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law. Follow the directions in the MedGuide.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). This medicine may cause accidental overdose and death if it is taken by other adults, children, or pets. Remove any unused films from the foil packs and flush any down the toilet to reduce the chance of harm. Throw away the empty foil packaging in the trash. Do not use the medicine after the expiration date.

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