Buprenex

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This product requires a prescription

Type

Delivery

  • In-store

Product Details

About Buprenex

Buprenex is a synthetic opiate that binds to opiate receptors and stimulates them in a manner similar to morphine, but 30 times more potent, and without resulting in the negative gastrointestinal effects typically associated with morphine. Buprenex is rapidly absorbed after injection and the effects are usually felt within 15 to 30 minutes, lasting about 8 hours. A narcotic with potential for abuse and misuse, Buprenex is not approved for use in animals by the Food and Drug Administration but it is prescribed legally by veterinarians as an extra-label drug.

Who is Buprenex For?

  • Used for pain relief in dogs and cats

Side Effects and Warnings

  • Buprenex should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug
  • Should be avoided in animals with kidney disease, underactive thyroid gland, liver disease and Addison's disease
  • Should be used with caution in animals with head trauma, compromised cardiovascular function and geriatric or severely debilitated animals
  • Buprenex may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with Buprenex, such as certain antihistamines, tranquilizers, barbiturates and monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • In rare cases, Buprenex can slow breathing, as with other opiates
  • The most common side effect of Buprenex is sedation
  • Consult your veterinarian regarding any allergies your pet may have, and any other side effects of this medication

Buprenex Directions

Use as directed by your veterinarian

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