Is being tested as a addiction treatment drug. It is available in the United States in for prescription and veterinary use.
Buprenorphine is a opiate and can cause drowsiness, buprenorphine abuse is very dangerous especially when used in combination of other sedatives or alcohol. Abusers can fall asleep, vomit, or go into respiratory depression. Typically buprenorphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Buprenorphine is currently being used and tested as part of a drug addiction treatment program. The buprenorphine is used to control withdrawal symptoms to opiod addictions.