Buprenorphine provides excellent pain control. It has an excellent safety profile with less probability of respiratory suppression. Buprenorphine's onset of action is 30 to 60 minutes, and it typically provides eight hours of pain relief, so it is usually given in divided doses when used for pain.
Buprenorphine can be a safer analgesic choice than other opiods for patients dependent on long-term opioids for pain, especially for those experiencing either negative effects from long-term opioid use or taking opioids at potentially unsafe doses.
Unlike other long-acting opioids, buprenorphine has relatively few drug interactions and does not accumulate in patients with renal impairment. Due to long half-life, partial agonist activity at the mu receptor, and antagonism at the kappa receptor, common medical problems resulting from other long-acting opioids arise less frequently with buprenorphine. These problems include sleep apnea, low testosterone, sexual dysfunction, osteopenia, opioid-induced hyperalgesia, mood disorders (depression/anxiety) and dysregulation of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis. A growing body of literature shows improved pain relief on buprenorphine long-acting opioids.
There is also several other options for treating acute and chronic pain without medication.
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