Subutex is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) buprenorphine. On this page you will find out more about Subutex, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: buprenorphine
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Subutex 2 mg sublingual tablet, 7
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Treatment of opiate dependence, including maintenance and detoxification, within a framework of medical, social and psychological treatment.
Table of characteristics
Oval, flat, white to creamy white, glossy tablet with bevelled edges, debossed on one side with "B2".
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|Route of administration||Sublingual|
28 tablets: Controlled Drug
7 tablets: Controlled Drug
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light,Protect from Moisture|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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