An adverse reaction to buprenorphine/naloxone induction in prison: A case report

Josiah D. Rich, Michelle McKenzie, Samuel Dickman, Jeffrey Bratberg, Joshua Lee, Robert P. Schwartz

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Abstract

Buprenorphine is an effective treatment for opiate dependence. Prisoners with histories of opiate dependence who are inducted on buprenorphine prior to release are at decreased risk of post-release relapse and overdose, yet many clinicians are unaware of the risks related to buprenorphine induction for non-opiate tolerant patients, especially those on other psychotropic medications. The authors report a case of probable non-lethal overdose during dose induction of a non-tolerant prisoner and discuss appropriate dosing under similar circumstances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-200
Number of pages2
JournalAddictive Disorders and their Treatment
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

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Keywords

  • adverse event
  • naloxone
  • opiate addiction
  • prison
  • Words: buprenorphine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Rich, J. D., McKenzie, M., Dickman, S., Bratberg, J., Lee, J., & Schwartz, R. P. (2011). An adverse reaction to buprenorphine/naloxone induction in prison: A case report. Addictive Disorders and their Treatment, 10(4), 199-200. https://doi.org/10.1097/ADT.0b013e3182133949

An adverse reaction to buprenorphine/naloxone induction in prison : A case report. / Rich, Josiah D.; McKenzie, Michelle; Dickman, Samuel; Bratberg, Jeffrey; Lee, Joshua; Schwartz, Robert P.

In: Addictive Disorders and their Treatment, Vol. 10, No. 4, 12.2011, p. 199-200.

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Rich, JD, McKenzie, M, Dickman, S, Bratberg, J, Lee, J & Schwartz, RP 2011, 'An adverse reaction to buprenorphine/naloxone induction in prison: A case report', Addictive Disorders and their Treatment, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 199-200. https://doi.org/10.1097/ADT.0b013e3182133949
Rich, Josiah D. ; McKenzie, Michelle ; Dickman, Samuel ; Bratberg, Jeffrey ; Lee, Joshua ; Schwartz, Robert P. / An adverse reaction to buprenorphine/naloxone induction in prison : A case report. In: Addictive Disorders and their Treatment. 2011 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 199-200.
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