What is Sublocade used for?

Buprenorphine is used to treat opioid use disorder. This long-acting form of buprenorphine should be used only after treatment with a transmucosal form of buprenorphine (one that is used under the tongue or inside the cheek). Buprenorphine belongs to a class of drugs known as mixed opioid agonist-antagonists. It helps prevent withdrawal symptoms caused by stopping other opioids. It is used as part of a complete treatment program for opioid use disorder (such as compliance monitoring, counseling, behavioral contract, lifestyle changes).




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Sublocade Frequently Asked Questions

This medication must be given only by injection under the skin. This form of buprenorphine changes from a liquid to a more solid form upon contact with body fluids, so giving it by injection into a vein or muscle may cause serious harm or death. Blockage, dangerous blood clots, or local injury can happen if this medication is not used properly.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should have naloxone available to treat opioid overdose. Teach your family or household members about the signs of an opioid overdose and how to treat it.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Sublocade Dosage and Form Information

Solution ER Syringe
300 Mg/1.5
100 Mg/0.5