Optimizing Absorption of Buprenorphine

I wrote this a couple years ago, and still get questions about the topic today.  Studies show that a small fraction of the amount of buprenorphine in a tablet or film strip actually gets absorbed through mucous membranes;  the rest is swallowed.  The 15%-30% amount of absorption is referred to Read more…

Generic Subutex, aka buprenorphine– what's the dif?

I’ll take a break from the book to post a question and answer with a reader: My daughter’s doctor recently started prescribing her a pill called only ‘buprenorphine,’ instead of her usual Suboxone. Should I be concerned about the change? My answer: You don’t mention the age of your daughter, Read more…