Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: Buprenorphine, Acute Pain (PubMed Search)
Posted: 2/6/2021 by Wesley Oliver
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Buprenorphine is a partial opioid receptor agonist that has a higher binding affinity than pure opioid agonists. There can be unease in managing acute pain in patients sustained on buprenorphine for opioid use disorder due to many factors.
The main barriers to effective pain management in these patients are:
Take Home Points
In general, the treatment strategy for acute pain in patients on buprenorphine should be:
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