Active ingredients: buprenorphine
What it is used for
BUPRENORPHINE AUP patches are Indicated for the management of severe pain where: - other treatment options have failed, are contraindicated, not tolerated or are otherwise inappropriate to provide sufficient management of pain, and - the pain is opioid-responsive, and - requires daily, continuous, long-term treatment,BUPRENORPHINE AUP patches are not indicated for use in chronic non-cancer pain other than in exception circumstances. BUPRENORPHINE AUP patches are not indicated as an as-needed (PRN) analgesia.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Transdermal.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 12 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A rectangular patch with rounded edges, beige coloured backing web imprinted with name and respective strength, transparent adhesive matrix lamina
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine requires authorisation for prescription from your doctor. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient buprenorphine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems