Buprenorphine for chronic pain

Raul Calderon, David J Copenhaver

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Questions from patients about pain conditions, analgesic pharmacotherapy and responses from authors are presented to help educate patients and make them more effective self-advocates. The use of transdermal buprenorphine for chronic pain management is discussed. A brief history of the medication is provided. The use of the medication in opioid maintenance, and withdrawal and other concerns are discussed. Possible side effects are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-405
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • Analgesia
  • Buprenorphine
  • Side effects
  • Transdermal
  • Withdrawal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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