Buprenorphine, alcohol and black-outs

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Regarding buprenorphine and alcohol being co-administered: Have you ever experienced or heard of people on approx. 4MG of buprenorphine blacking out for an extended period of time after 2-3 rapidly consumed alcoholic beverages?

 

Black-outs or amnesic episodes are not common adverse effects of buprenorphine. They are not even mentioned as a rare possibility in technical sheet of the product. But alcohol itself by itself without necessity of other factors. Drinking too quickly (and/or high graduaton beverages) can facilitate this.

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