Norspan is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) buprenorphine. On this page you will find out more about Norspan, 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:
Norspan 20 microgram/hour patch, 2
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
Management of moderate to severe pain.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Beige coloured square patch with rounded corners on an aluminised rigid removable protective layer. The trade name and strength are printed on the patch.|
|Dosage Form||Drug delivery system, transdermal|
|Route of administration||Transdermal|
1 Sachet: Controlled Drug
2 Sachet: Controlled Drug
4 Sachets: Controlled Drug
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 January 2018
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?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
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