What If I Overdose on Buprenex?An overdose of this medication can be quite dangerous and can even lead to death. It is important that you seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on Buprenex.
(Click Buprenex Overdose for more information.)
How Should This Medication Be Stored?Buprenex should be stored at room temperature, protected from prolonged exposure to light. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets. Because Buprenex is a potential drug of abuse, store it in a safe place to prevent theft.
Available StrengthsThis medication comes in one strength -- Buprenex 1-mL ampules, which contain 3 mg of buprenorphine each. Ampules are small glass containers that are opened by snapping (breaking) the glass at the neck. In the unlikely event that you will be using this medication at home, make sure that you (or your caregiver) know how to safely open an ampule.
Can I Buy Generic Buprenex?This medication is available in generic form. However, generic versions of Buprenex come in vials, rather than ampules (see Generic Buprenex).