Run Time: 4 minutes
Author: Dr. Jared Scott
- Semi-synthetic methadone used for chronic pain and nausea treatment.
- Partial agonist to opioid receptors, which decreases respiratory depression – theoretically decreases likelihood of respiratory arrest in a patient who overdoses.
- Patients on Buprenorphine chronically need Sufentanil for surgery – 10 times more potent than Fentanyl and 100 times more potent than Morphine.
- Buprenorphine is the main ingredient in Suboxone – 4:1 ratio of Buprenorphine and Narcan – used by patients trying to get off of narcotics.
Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/buprenorphone