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Sovenor, buprenorphine

Buprenorphine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Buprenorphine be used?

  • Apply your medication as prescribed by your healthcare professional. 
  • The patch should be worn continuously and changed every seven days unless advised otherwise by your healthcare professional.
    • Bathing, showering or swimming should not affect the patch. If a patch falls off, a new one should be applied.
  • The patch should be applied to the upper outer arm, upper chest,upper back or the side of the chest. Apply to a relatively hairless or nearly hairless, non-irritated intact skin site which should be free of scars.
    • If the application site must be cleaned, it should be done with clean water only. Soaps, alcohol, oils, lotions or abrasive devi   ces must not be used. The skin must be dry before the patch is applied.
    • Following removal of the protective layer, the transdermal patch should be pressed firmly in place with the palm of the hand for approximately 30 seconds, making sure the contact is complete, especially around the edges. If the edges begin to peel off, the edges may be taped down with suitable surgical tape.
    • Avoid exposing the application site to external heat sources, such as heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, sauna, hot tubs, and heated water beds etc, as an increase in absorption to this medication may occur.
    • New patches should be applied to a different skin site. The same administration site should not be used for 3-4 weeks. 
  • If you find this medication does not sufficiently alleviate your pain at the prescribed dose, please consult your healthcare professional.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to apply a patch, apply it as soon as you remember. Do not administer two patches together to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Buprenorphine - Additional Information

  • Updated on 4/30/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

​This leaflet answers some common questions about Buprenorphine. It does not contain all the available information. It also does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

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