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by rickbennettmd
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Bunavail
Replies: 4
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This buccal film preparation (Bunavail),posted by Dr. Passer, certainly is presented as an extremely convenient dosing form. It appears the patient simply places the patch in the cheek and immediately resumes normal activity. Another new preparation to ponder, joining the also recently introduced P...
by rickbennettmd
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: My first Kratom pt
Replies: 7
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Dr Passer I would be interested to learn of your response to edibils question above: "So what was the overall benefit in switching from kratom to buprenorphine? Its legal, relatively mild from what I read and affordable? A kilo is around 200 bucks on the websites I reviewed." This is not a devil's a...
by rickbennettmd
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: duration of treatment with buprenorphine
Replies: 72
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"The only way an already defective dopamine reward system, that has been further decimated by drug/alcohol use, can heal, is by abstaining from ALL substances that stimulate increased dopamine release in the VTA-NA, as illustrated quite elegantly by Nora Volkow's PET/SPECT scans and fMRI's of the br...
by rickbennettmd
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: duration of treatment with buprenorphine
Replies: 72
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regarding our thread's title subject, "duration of treatment": I often explain to my patients who inquire about this as follows: "Taking Suboxone chronically in a responsible way will not hurt you. However, studies have reliably shown that relapse occurs more often than not on those who discontinue ...
by rickbennettmd
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: cocktail for transition from bup to naltrexone...
Replies: 43
Views: 14900

"The best way to detect the presence of opioids in the body is to use not naltrexone, but Naloxone HCL, IM or SC at dose of 0.4 mg/ml obtained from Hospira in a 1 cc single dose vial" -- rfarmer If it is ever necessary to administer naloxone in a non-emergency situation, keep in mind that 0.4 mg (1...
by rickbennettmd
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: cocktail for transition from bup to naltrexone...
Replies: 43
Views: 14900

Dr. Passer: 1) Congratulations on your 1000th post. And they are very good posts. Typically authoritative, in my opinion. Always enjoyable to read. I'm certain that this opinion is widely held on this board. 2) Regarding the post you cited above: our Bluelighter is not quite ready for his Pharmacy ...

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