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Buprenex Side Effects

Some of the common side effects that may occur with Buprenex include nausea, dizziness, and sedation. Although reactions to the drug tend to be mild, some problems are potentially serious and may require medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience fainting, hallucinations, difficulty breathing, or other potentially dangerous problems.

An Introduction to Buprenex Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Buprenex® (buprenorphine injection) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Buprenex. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Common Side Effects With Buprenex

Buprenex has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects were carefully documented. Based on the information from these studies, the most common side effects of Buprenex included:
 
  • Sedation (a drowsy, calm state) -- in up to approximately 66 percent of people
  • Nausea -- up to 5 to 10 percent
  • Dizziness or a spinning sensation (vertigo) -- up to 5 to 10 percent.
 
Other common Buprenex side effects, occurring in 1 to 5 percent of people, included:
 
  • Sweating
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Vomiting
  • Constricted (pinpoint) pupils
  • Headaches
  • Slow or shallow breathing.
 
Some of these common side effects could also be classified as serious side effects (see the following section for further information about serious Buprenex side effects).
 
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