Generic Name : BUPRENORPHINE (ORAL/BUCCAL) ABSTRACT – Belbuca, available in the form of buccal films, is for severe chronic...
Belbuca, available in the form of buccal films, is for severe chronic pains that cannot be moderated by other drugs. It is an opioid (a narcotic) that relies on buccal mucosa to spread its medicinal essence as needed, from within the mouth. As a narcotic that may allow a user to spiral into dependence or drug abuse, Belbuca is rarely prescribed for occasional pains – and in the circumstances that it is prescribed, medical authorities are required to refer to several ethical guidelines and calculate risks before drug prescription.
- Strictly follow the instructions of a doctor while using Belbuca. The slightest mishandling can lead to overdose, severe health problems, addiction and even death.
- Belbuca buccal films are to be placed between the gums and the cheek after drinking a whole glass of water.
- The buccal film is generally placed in the mouth every 12 hours.
- Patients are not to drink or eat anything until the buccal film dissolves in the mouth completely.
- Dosage units may go up to 600mcg, 750mcg and even 900mcg following individual titration.
- The intensity of the dosage may differ following a schedule. Follow doctor’s instructions very carefully to avoid overdose.
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Slow breathing
- Dizziness, drowsiness
- Increased amount of sweat
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
- Extremely slow breathing
- Skin or lips turning blue
- Weak Pulse
- Rapid palpitations
- Opioid withdrawal symptoms such as shivering, sweating, diarrhea, goose bumps
- Decrease in cortisol levels – Exhaustion, nausea, vomiting, dizziness
- Liver problems
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Belbuca has major interactions with at least 322 different drugs.
MILD INTERACTIONS OF RANITIDINE ARE:
Belbuca has moderate interactions with at least 776 different drugs.