The medicines below contain the active ingredient buprenorphine.
You can select a medicine from the list to find out more — including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the Australian Government on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Buprenorphine is classified as an opioid. Opioid medicines come with possible side effects, including life-threatening breathing problems, and the risk of abuse, misuse and addiction. They should be taken with care.
Access to overdose-reversing medication
Naloxone is a medicine that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The Australian Government is offering this medication free of charge and without a prescription to people who may experience, or witness, an opioid overdose.
Learn more about the Take Home Naloxone program.
Get general information about buprenorphine here, including how it works, possible side effects and when to see your doctor.