About Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is a drug, approved by the FDA in 2002, used for opiate replacement therapy.   It is most commonly sold under the trade name, Suboxone®, made by the pharmaceutical company Reckitt Benckiser.

Some of the commonly abused drugs for which Suboxone replacement therapy works includes: Diacetylmorphine (heroin), Codeine, Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet, Tylox), Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab), Morphine (MS Contin, Oramorph), Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Meperidine (Demerol), Fentanyl (Sublimaze, Actiq), Propoxyphene (Darvon), Methadone (Dolophine), and Opium.

More information about buprenorphine can be found at: http://www.buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/

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