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Buprenorphine | First Discussions with Your Physician

There are matters to discuss regarding buprenorphine with your healthcare provider as well as your physician. The most important thing to tell your doctor is if you are allergic to buprenorphine or any drugs at all. You should also let them know if you have a history of:

  • asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, or other breathing disorders;
  • liver or kidney disease;
  • mental illness or a history of suicide attempt;
  • alcoholism or IV drug use;
  • or seizures, head injury, or brain tumor.

Using this medication if you have any of these conditions my limit its use, or you might be able to have your physician adjust the dosage to accommodate your medical history. In addition, you should disclose if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding. This medication passes through breast milk, and it may also decrease breast milk production.