Buprenorphine intravenous use

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How safe is it to IV suboxone??I am doing for about one year and a half very small doses, 2mg per day.I heard that its pretty bad for your health , but it keeps me off heroin and satisfies my “needlemania”. Any info???

 

 

There is little experience about effects of intravenous buprenorphine, although there are some data:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15349002

But subuxone contains naloxone in addition to buprenorphine, so pharmacological effects of buprenorphine should be counteracted or eliminated. It is possible that this can satisfy your “needlemania” but, in a strictly pharmacological point of view the effects should be unnoticeable or very little.

I think this guideline can be useful to you:

http://harmreduction.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/getting-off-right.pdf

 

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