Buprenorphine—an atypical opioid: All you need to know

Journal article


Rees, SM (2017). Buprenorphine—an atypical opioid: All you need to know. Nurse Prescribing. 15 (8), pp. 402-408.
AuthorsRees, SM
Abstract

The profile of buprenorphine is described, with a focus on its unique properties and clinical niche. The pharmacological principles determining the action, side effects and best practice are explained, including those for special populations, namely children, the elderly and in pregnancy. Advice for safe use for chronic pain, as well as for opioid substitution therapy is provided. Counselling strategies to support concordance and safety are given.

KeywordsBuprenorphine; opioid pharmacology; opioid dependence; chronic pain management
Year2017
JournalNurse Prescribing
Journal citation15 (8), pp. 402-408
PublisherMark Allen Healthcare
ISSN1479-9189
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.12968/npre.2017.15.8.402
Publication dates
Print09 Aug 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Feb 2018
Accepted25 Jul 2017
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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