Belbuca

Active Ingredient(s): Buprenorphine
FDA Approved: * October 23, 2015
Pharm Company: * ENDO PHARMS INC
Category: Opioid Dependence

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Belbuca Overview

Buprenorphine, sold under the brand name Subutex, among others, is an opioid used to treat opioid addiction, acute pain, and chronic pain.[3] It can be used under the tongue, by injection, as a skin patch, or as an implant.[3][4] For opioid addiction it is typically only started when withdrawal symptoms have begun and for the first two days of treatment under direct observation of a health care provider.[3] For longer term treatm...

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Belbuca 150mg strip vs Norco 10-325mg

My doctor gave me the Belbuca to replace the norcos. Which one is better/stronger: Belbuca 150mg strip or norco 10-325? ## Hi Connie, Because Belbuca (Buprenorphine) and Norco are two different meds, there's no accurate way to compare their efficacy without having already taken both medications yourself to know how your body reacts/responds to each one. Some people say that they get efficient pain relief from Buprenorphine, while others suggest that it does nothing for their pain. There are also many variables to consider, such as the inactive ingredients that may affect bioavailability (or how well the tablet is absorbed and metabolized). Some of these pills have tons of binders/fillers and others have very little. Different manufacturers also use better or worse quality ingredient...

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Belbuca vs methodone ewuivalent

My doc took me off 5mg methodone 5 times a day and replaced it with 75 mcg Belbuca twice a day. Then left town with no backup doc. I'm not getting good coverage and its of course the weekend. Anyone know what the Buprenorphine equivalent of 25 mg of methodone is? ## I'm sorry that you're in pain. There aren't really any conversions for going from Methadone to a different opiate. Methadone is also notorious for causing withdrawal and rebound symptoms, if someone stops it abruptly, so that could be what's happening to you. Have things improved? The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. It may just take a few weeks,...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Buprenorphine
  • Film: 0.075mg, 0.15mg, 0.3mg, 0.45mg, 0.6mg, 0.75mg, 0.9mg, 12mg + 3mg, 150mcg, 16mg + 4mg, 2 mg + 0.5 mg, 2.1mg + 0.3mg, 2mg + 0.5mg, 300mcg, 4.2mg + 0.7mg, 450mcg, 4mg + 1mg, 6.3mg + 1mg, 600mcg, 750mcg, 75mcg, 8 mg + 2 mg, 8mg + 2mg, 900mcg
  • Film, Extended Release: 10mcg/hr, 15mcg/hr, 20mcg/hr, 5mcg/hr, 7.5mcg/hr
  • Implant: 80mg, 80mg/implant
  • Injection: 0.3mg, 0.3mg/ml
  • Injection, Extended Release: 100mg, 300mg
  • Solution, Extended Release: 100mg/0.5ml (100mg/0.5ml), 300mg/1.5ml (200mg/ml)
  • Tablet: 0.7mg + 0.18mg, 1.4mg + 0.36mg, 11.4mg + 2.9mg, 2.9mg + 0.71mg, 2mg, 2mg + 0.5mg, 5.7mg + 1.4mg, 8.6mg + 2.1mg, 8mg, 8mg + 2mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Belbuca: (14 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 59385-021 Belbuca 75 ug/1 Buccal Film, Soluble by Biodelivery Sciences International Inc
  • 59385-022 Belbuca 150 ug/1 Buccal Film, Soluble by Biodelivery Sciences International Inc
  • 59385-023 Belbuca 300 ug/1 Buccal Film, Soluble by Biodelivery Sciences International Inc
  • 59385-024 Belbuca 450 ug/1 Buccal Film, Soluble by Biodelivery Sciences International Inc
  • 59385-025 Belbuca 600 ug/1 Buccal Film, Soluble by Biodelivery Sciences International Inc
  • 59385-026 Belbuca 750 ug/1 Buccal Film, Soluble by Biodelivery Sciences International Inc
  • 59385-027 Belbuca 900 ug/1 Buccal Film, Soluble by Biodelivery Sciences International Inc
  • 63481-161 Belbuca 75 ug/1 Buccal Film by Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • 63481-207 Belbuca 150 ug/1 Buccal Film by Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • 63481-348 Belbuca 300 ug/1 Buccal Film by Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • 63481-519 Belbuca 450 ug/1 Buccal Film by Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • 63481-685 Belbuca 600 ug/1 Buccal Film by Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • 63481-820 Belbuca 750 ug/1 Buccal Film by Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • 63481-952 Belbuca 900 ug/1 Buccal Film by Endo Pharmaceuticals

Other drugs which contain Buprenorphine or a similar ingredient: (11 results)

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