BUPRENORPHINE Urine Cassette Test
Tests for Buprenorphine 10 ng/ml
The Single Urine Cassette Test is an economical, fast and accurate way of testing for one drug at a time. The product is easy to use and results can be read at 5 minutes
Buprenorphine A derivative of thebaine, is an opioid that has been marketed in the United States as the Schedule V parenteral analgesic Buprenex. In 2003, based on a re-evaluation of available evidence regarding the potential for abuse, addiction, and side effect, DEA reclassified buprenorphine from a Schedule V to a Schedule III narcotic. Buprenorphine resembles morphine structurally but has a longer duration of action than morphine and can be administrated sublingually as an analgesic. In October 2002, FDA approved the use of a buprenorphine monotherapy product, Subutex, and a buprenorphine/naloxone combination product, Suboxone, for the treatment of opioid addiction. Subutex and Suboxone are the first narcotic drugs available under the US Drug Act (DATA) of 2003 for the treatment of opiate dependence that can be prescribed in the US in a physician’s work place. It has also been shown that buprenorphine has abuse potential and may itself cause dependency. In addition, a number of deaths have been recorded as a result of overdose with intravenously injected buprenorphine in conjunction with other psychotropic drugs such as benzodiazepines. Buprenorphine is metabolised primarily by n-dealkylation to form glucuronide-buprenorphine and glucuronide-norbuprenorphine.
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