Drug Testing for Buprenorphine
The dangers and risks of using Buprenorphine or drugs that contain Buprenorphine without a prescription is great, especially for minors. If you suspect that a friend or loved one is abusing Buprenorphine, Soboxone, or any other form of the drug, ask them to take a drug test. uVera Diagnostics has drug test kits, including CLIA Waived drug test kits, that test for the use of drugs. Click here to see the drug testing kits for Buprenorphine or find the drug testing product that is right for you and order it right online.
Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opiate used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. It is less likely to lead to overdose than most other drugs, because the increased effects stop at a moderate dose. This means that it isn’t beneficial to take more than a small dose because there won’t be any heightened feelings beyond a certain point. Also recreational use is generally lower with Buprenorphines because it doesn’t offer the same level of “high” as other opiates. Nonetheless, some drug abuse still does occur.
The following prescription drugs contain Buprenorphine: Suboxone, Subutex, Temgesic, Buprenex
What does it look like and how is it taken?
Buprenorphine comes in white powder tablets which are taken orally. Suboxone, a commonly used drug that contains Buprenorphine, comes in tablet form and is peach in color with a cross-like symbol on the back and an “N” with a number on the front. Buprenorphine can also come in a liquid injectable form. Abusers of Buprenorphine usually crush the powder tablets and snort it.
Illegal or Legal?
Buprenorphine and drugs containing Buprenorphine are legal only when prescribed by a doctor.
Why is Buprenorphine taken?
Buprenorphine is taken to relieve chronic pain. It can also be taken, prescribed and administered by a physician, as an alternative to heroin or opiates during drug rehabilitation. Buprenorphine can give a feeling of general well-being along with a rush of euphoria and relaxation. It can also have a slight stimulant effect and make people feel outgoing and talkative.
Street names for Buprenorphine
Street names for Buprenorphine and drugs containing Buprenorphine include: subs, subbies, bupe, oranges, sobos, box, and stop signs.
Dangers and Side Effects
Purchase of any drug including Buprenorphine on the street is dangerous because the purity of the drug is questionable. Buprenorphine should not be taken unless under the strict guidelines provided by a doctor. It is possible to become dependent on Buprenorphine. Withdrawal from Buprenorphine can be severe and stopping use should only be done under the supervision of a doctor.
Side effects of Buprenorphine are similar to that of other opiates and include insomnia, constipation, liver problems, nausea and vomiting.
Use of the drug in any individual under 18 can be fatal because it can cause breathing problems in children. When using Buprenorphine in combination with alcohol or other drugs it can lead to fainting, coma, and even death.
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