Dr. Jana Burson discusses how many physicians still get confused about how to treat acute pain in patients who are prescribed buprenorphine products for opioid use disorder.

In her blog, she explains that while buprenorphine products (whether Suboxone, Subutex, Zubsolv, Bunavail, or the generic forms of these) are partial opioids, when they are prescribed long-term for treatment of opioid use disorder, they don’t work very well for moderate or severe pain. These patients usually also need treatment with short-acting opioids.

View Dr. Burson’s Blog Post