Title

An adverse reaction to buprenorphine/naloxone induction in prison: A case report

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-1-2011

Abstract

Buprenorphine is an effective treatment for opiate dependence. Prisoners with histories of opiate dependence who are inducted on buprenorphine prior to release are at decreased risk of post-release relapse and overdose, yet many clinicians are unaware of the risks related to buprenorphine induction for non-opiate tolerant patients, especially those on other psychotropic medications. The authors report a case of probable non-lethal overdose during dose induction of a non-tolerant prisoner and discuss appropriate dosing under similar circumstances. Copyright © 2011 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Publication Title

Addictive Disorders and their Treatment

Volume

10

Issue

4

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