Bunavail

Active Ingredient(s): Buprenorphine + Naloxone
FDA Approved: * June 6, 2014
Pharm Company: * BIODELIVERY SCIENCES 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".



Bunavail 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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Why can I not take a whole Bunavail strip?

I am trying to understand why I cannot take a whole Bunavail strip? I have been on Suboxone 20mgs. daily for nearly two months now from coming off 170mgs. of Methadone daily and 4mgs xanax daily. I still could not take a whole Suboxone strip at once because I would start hurting all over and it wouldn't last because of needing to take lil pieces every 15+ minutes all throughout the day and I would still have cravings. So I went to the doctor today and he prescribed Bunavail to take with the Suboxone for 2 weeks. and I took a bigger piece than what I usually take of the Suboxone and I felt ok but I felt if I was going into worse withdrawals than what i'm experiencing now. I was hoping that someone could help me figure out a way to feel better without going threw severe withdrawal...

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Bunavail and depression

So I have been on bunavail for the past 3 years. I’ve been seriously depressed and so withdrawn. Anyone else feel like this? I just started thinking today after I have been crying all day from depression if in fact maybe the bunavail is causing this? It actually started when I started bunavail now that I think about it. ## Any medication that contains an opiate can cause depression as a side effect, according to FDA side effects, as well as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. Are you on any other medications? Do you have a history of depression?

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Bunavail or Suboxone can your Pain managment doc prescribe it

This new drug for opiod dependence sounds better than suboxone. What type of Doctor can prescribe this, and when this is prescribed I imagine you can't get it if you are on pain medication already. Would a doctor prescribe both if you want to wein off of your meds?? Both your pain meds and bunavail, or suboxone?? Just Curious. ## Hi Taryn, From what I understand, Bunavail contains the same active ingredients as Suboxone (Buprenorphine + Naloxone), so it's probably going to be treated in the same manner - being a Schedule III controlled substance. Apparently it was just approved by the FDA this past Friday (June 6th), and is supposed to reach pharmacies come October 2014. That would probably be the best time to ask your P.M. doctor or clinic about prescribing it. I don't know...

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I'm not an opiate user anymore.

I've been clean now for a number of yrs, was only taking a half of a one mg subxone. So why would a doctor put me on Bunavail? It's for opioid users. I'm not an opioid user. It's been over 15 yrs since I took opioids, I'm not understanding why my doctor wants me on Bunavail flim 4.2 mg twice per day. What are your thoughts? ## Bunavail contains the same active ingredients as Suboxone, Buprenorphine and Naloxone, and Burpenorphine is an opiate. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Did you ask your doctor why he wanted to put you on it? ## Bunavail is an excellent version of buprenorphine/naloxone as it has fewer side effects and tastes fa...

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is bunavail the same as suboxone

I just started bunavail. Is it the same as suboxone? The bunavail has buprenorphine 442mg + naloxone 0.7 mg and the package says there buccal film and you put it on the side of your cheek. Can someone please help? ## Yes, they both contain the same active ingredients. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?

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My pharmacist doesn't have my script

I take 6.3/1 bunavail twice a day, I've been taking it for just over two weeks ,my pharmacy didn't have it in stock when I went to pick up my script today but I have 3 zubsolve left over from when I first got clean, can I take them in substitute for the day to stop my withdrawals? Or would it make things worse? ## Too late to help you now, but taken in an equivalent dosage which can be found on the manufacturers website you will have no issues. I do believe that bunavail 6.3mg/1mg applied via the buccal method is equipotent to one 12mg/3mg Suboxone film taken sublingually or zubsolv 8.6mg/2.1mg. I am not a doctor or pharmacist, I believe my writtintgs to be accurate but please do your own research.

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when can i take pain meds after taking Bunavail

How long do you have to wait to take an opioid after taking bunavail ## Hello, Amy! How are you? Generally, it takes about 3 days, before other opiates will work, but you should follow your doctor's instructions. The FDA classifies this medication as an opiate that is most commonly used to treat drug addiction, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Bunavail dosage amount.

First time use dosage when combined with 20 mg of codeine. ## Hello Wallflowe5! How are you? You cannot take Bunavail within 72 hours of taking other opiates, doing so may throw you into dangerous precipitated withdrawals, so you should follow your doctor's instructions for when to start it. The FDA classifies this medication as an opiate, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Buprenorphine + Naloxone
  • 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 Bunavail: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 59385-012 Bunavail Buccal Film by Biodelivery Sciences International, Inc.
  • 59385-014 Bunavail Buccal Film by Biodelivery Sciences International, Inc.
  • 59385-016 Bunavail Buccal Film by Biodelivery Sciences International, Inc.

Drugs with one or more similar ingredients: (18 results)

Related Bunavail Topics:

Bunavail or Suboxone can your Pain managment doc prescribe it
This new drug for opiod dependence sounds better than suboxone. What type of Doctor can prescribe this, and when this is... 8 replies
Bunavail and depression
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Bunavail dosage amount.
First time use dosage when combined with 20 mg of codeine. ## Hello Wallflowe5! How are you? You cannot take Bunavail wi... 1 reply
is bunavail the same as suboxone
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Why can I not take a whole Bunavail strip?
I am trying to understand why I cannot take a whole Bunavail strip? I have been on Suboxone 20mgs. daily for nearly two ... 2 replies
when can i take pain meds after taking Bunavail
How long do you have to wait to take an opioid after taking bunavail ## Hello, Amy! How are you? Generally, it takes abo... 1 reply






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