Severe opiate withdrawal in a heroin user precipitated by a massive buprenorphine dose.

Abstract

By diverting his dispensed medication, our patient collected 11 buprenorphine tablets (8 mg each), which he took in one day. The result was not respiratory depression, but instead severe opiate withdrawal lasting four days--this scenario has not previously been reported. This case highlights features of the unique pharmacology of buprenorphine and some key issues for its use in the management of heroin dependence.

0102030201520162017
Citations per Year

Citation Velocity: 7

Averaging 7 citations per year over the last 3 years.

Learn more about how we calculate this metric in our FAQ.

Cite this paper

@article{Clark2002SevereOW, title={Severe opiate withdrawal in a heroin user precipitated by a massive buprenorphine dose.}, author={Nicolas C Clark and Nicholas Lintzeris and Peter J Muhleisen}, journal={The Medical journal of Australia}, year={2002}, volume={176 4}, pages={166-7} }