Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018401/001.

Names and composition

"BUPRENEX" is the commercial name of a drug composed of BUPRENORPHINE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018401/001 BUPRENEX BUPRENORPHINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION EQ 0.3MG BASE per ML
018410/001 BUPRENEX BUPRENORPHINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 0.3MG

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Cat got 2 cc of Buprenex instead of 1 cc will she live or is it a run to ER vet?
Asked by Shona Demosthenes 1 year ago.

i think you should call the vet or er vet first to see what they think. be sure to tell them your cat's weight and age. Answered by Penny Kittler 1 year ago.


Cat was prescribed buprenex, I need an over the counter medicine!!?
My cat was prescribed buprenex a few days ago and she will be out tomorrow. Are there any otc alternatives or just alternative names or brands for this medication? Asked by Steven Wiener 1 year ago.

No. Buprenex is a prescription-only narcotic drug. It is used as a painkiller but there are NO otc painkillers that can be substituted. Human painkillers such as aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc), ibuprofen, naproxen - are all toxic to cats and must not ever be used. Depending on the reason for which the Buprenex was prescribed it may be that she no longer needs it. If it was for surgery a few days worth of the pain meds may be all that she needs. You need to call the vet in the morning and ask whether she might still need it. Answered by Jules Scroggins 1 year ago.


Cat on Buprenex???//////?
well my cats lower back has been hurting him for the last 5 days.It only hurts alittle when you touch it.We went to the vet she said they dont know what it is,the biopsy only showed some abnormal tissues.What could it be?My cat is an indoor cat,and i dont remember him getting hurt=(She also have me Buprenex to give... Asked by Lupita Nish 1 year ago.

well my cats lower back has been hurting him for the last 5 days.It only hurts alittle when you touch it.We went to the vet she said they dont know what it is,the biopsy only showed some abnormal tissues.What could it be?My cat is an indoor cat,and i dont remember him getting hurt=(She also have me Buprenex to give to my 7 year old cat twice a day for 5 days,is this a good med? Answered by Candyce Gawel 1 year ago.

While I can't say I have any suggestions on just what is wrong with your cat's back, I can say that Buprenex is one of the few pain medications that's safe for cats. It will help him very much, and may allow what's wrong with his back to heal. Even indoor cats can jump and land wrong, and it may be only a pulled muscle. Answered by Delfina Logsdon 1 year ago.


Buprenex and puppy?
how well does buprenex as pain medicine work for puppies? is it really good? is it like a person taking a percocet for a dog? i really want my puppy to feel ok since she seems to be in pain from her broken foot? has anyone used this for their dog or know anything about it? Asked by Adan Kissling 1 year ago.

Buprenex is an EXCELLENT pain medication. I use it frequently in both cats and dogs. It is perfect for puppies. NSAIDs are not good for their immature kidneys, but the buprenorphine works great and is easily administered by owners. Just remember, it has variable absorption and many suggest that it should be placed under the tongue or in the cheek pouch rather than swallowed. Answered by Mauro Camon 1 year ago.

Buprenex is an opioid analgesic. It is typically given as a pre med prior to surgery especially in cats. When given as a pre med it gets a head start on the pain and sedates the animal. Typically animals who receive the drug as a pre med are between 5-6 months old. I have seen it used in emergency situations in younger patients. Buprenex can be given trans mucousally (by mouth) as a take home medication. Caution should be used as it is an opioid and may cause respiratory depression. If your vet has prescribed the medication and has done an exam and blood work then they have deemed the medication safe. NSAIDs like rimadyl and dermaxx can be rough on a puppies GI tract. NSAIDs are not the best pain relief for severe pain like a fracture Buprenex has less side effects and is a potent pain reliever. Be aware that this drug causes sedation but it also efficiently relieves pain. Answered by Lelia Blomgren 1 year ago.

Leave the prescription pain medications and appropriate dosing to your practicing veterinarian. Answered by Desmond Prado 1 year ago.


Buprenex use for cat?
My cat just had dental surgery and I was given buprenex for pain relief. I was told to put it on the gums - do I put it on all gums where teeth were pulled, or just along the gums on one side of the mouth? I was only given 0.1 cc doses so it's hard to make it get it on all gums. Asked by Evie Pedroza 1 year ago.

No it absolutely doesn't need to be on the places where teeth were pulled. That will not help any more and I would not even try to do that. It just happens in this case that he had oral surgery. But Buprenex is given the same way for other types of pain elsewhere in the body. Buprenex is absorbed quite well from the oral mucosa ( lining of the mouth) but absorbed very poorly from the GI tract. So you don't want it to go right down his throat because then it won't help nearly so well. You can slowly let it out into the pocket of his cheek or if it happens to go under his tongue that is fine too. But it would not help him any more for you to try to aim it right on the extraction sites, because it's not a topical anesthetic, it is a systemic opioid -- it's really in the brain where it's going to act to block pain, not on the gums. And trying to poke the oral syringe on the extraction sites might be more painful and cause stress. So I would actually avoid that if possible. Just get it somewhere in his mouth so it will have a chance to get absorbed by the lining of the mouth. That's a pretty low dose but maybe he is a small cat. Hopefully it will be enough. Keep an eye on your cat, if he seems to still be in pain you could ask if you could give it more often. ( I don't know how often your vet said to give it -- every 8 hours is pretty usual but it CAN be given as often as every 6 hours if needed. But of course don't make changes without checking with your own vet. Answered by Gerard Gierhart 1 year ago.

By putting it on the gums, what they really mean is that it isn't to be squirted down the throat like you would with a liquid antibiotic. Just open his mouth and squirt it in, and if you get it near the extraction site, that's great! I can promise you that he won't let you apply it all over his gums ;) Answered by Felice Sciancalepore 1 year ago.


My Yorkshire Terrier received a shot of Buprenex, help?
thank you all for your advice i can't say any one answer was best they all were helpful i did call the vet left a voice mail never got back...he has since stopped hyperventilating and that isn't an issue. his eye is though please pray for him! Asked by Shayne Bolden 1 year ago.

My dog got bit in the eye by my other dog who is a Boxer. Today we took him to the Vet and he gave him some anti biotics to take home and also gave him a shot of .3mg of buprenorphine. I am noticing that he is panting a lot and breathing very heavy/hyperventilating and laying down \since we brought him back a couple hours ago, he hasnt been moving around. Is this a normal reaction to the shot of the drug or is it a cause for concern I need to be worrying about now as well????. Answered by Lashawnda Seif 1 year ago.

Sounds like the Buprenex has worn off and he's now painful again. I've never seen any animal have that kind of reaction to buprenorphine. Answered by Berry Artmann 1 year ago.

Call your vet, I think this is cause for concern. If you can't get your vet, call an ER and ask them. My dog got the same shot recently for back pain and all it did was make him sleepy and relieved the pain. I just looked up the side effects of buprenorphine and his breathing is cause for concern. Do not waste any time contacting a vet. Answered by Lewis Nastasi 1 year ago.

I would call the vet and tell him what is going on. A forum is not the place to ask this. He gave the meds. He knows the normal reactions. Call the vet NOW! Answered by Sherwood Foerschler 1 year ago.

call vet and talk to them may be reaction Answered by Myrta Stauss 1 year ago.


Is it safe to mix Buprenex with Penciillin G? My cat had both today & is not acting normal.?
It's like he's 'seeing' everything for the first time. His eyes are dilated and he justs sits and stares. Buprenex is an opiate, so maybe this is effecting him this way. He's 10 years old and was treated for a wound on his leg, very minor. Asked by Lavone Bermeo 1 year ago.

They are totally fine to mix together. Buprenex is an opiod pain medication, and cats react very strangely to opiates. They tend to act as if they are hallucinating, seem agitated or lethargic, and have some balance issues. These are all normal side effects in cats. You may want to try keeping him confined to a smaller area of the house so he doesn't hurt himself by misjudging a jump or running himself into things, but other than that, he should be just fine. Answered by Sirena Booher 1 year ago.

It is all ok. Buprenex lasts about 8 hours for traumatic pain. The penicillin is for infection. Both are fine. Let your cat rest and zone out. Keep water nearby but if he doesn't eat, don't worry, he's pretty high! Tommorrow will be better. If he still isn't eating or seems in pain, ask the vet for Tramadol, which is milder. He gave you this because you have a senior cat and it is the preferred drug choice, less side effects at their age, etc. Answered by Gilberto Kady 1 year ago.

Call your vet and see if this is normal or not. Answered by Annmarie Romon 1 year ago.


What are the side effects of Buprenex in cats?
I gave my cat Buprenex a few days ago (I think a little more went down her throat rather than in the cheek pocket) and now she is acting weird. She wants to eat, but won't (the meds were given to her for her teeth) and she's lost a lot of weight. She's also acting strange and cries when I pick her up.... Asked by Bess Buzby 1 year ago.

I gave my cat Buprenex a few days ago (I think a little more went down her throat rather than in the cheek pocket) and now she is acting weird. She wants to eat, but won't (the meds were given to her for her teeth) and she's lost a lot of weight. She's also acting strange and cries when I pick her up. What's wrong? Answered by Alessandra Minifield 1 year ago.

You do need to update your vet on her condition. She needs to eat, try offering warmed meat baby food (not any with onion in it though). Even if she licks it off your finger you can get a half jar into her. I've never had side effects from Buprenex, it's supposed to be absorbed by the mouth tissues, yes, but even if it goes down the throat it'll work. Call your vet, update them on her actions, cries and the not eating, and ask what to do. Answered by Roseline Pietsch 1 year ago.

In rare cases, buprenorphine can slow breathing, as with other opiates. The most common side effect of buprenorphine is sedation. Buprenorphine is removed from the body via the liver. Patients with liver disease will have prolonged effects from this drug. It is a pure opioid agonist, like morphine it can be addictive, perhaps your cat is experiencing a withdrawal symptom. The medication going down her throat vs cheek pocket should not have any lingering effects after a few days. The reason it is given through the cheek pockets is to allow the mucous membrane to slowly release the medication. Was there extractions? How long ago was her dental procedure? I would definitely call the vet to discuss these crying and weight lost issues. She may be dehydrated and could benefit from some subcutaneous fluids therapy. Meanwhile, entice her with canned food, the stinker the better. Try some human tuna. When you are at the vet, ask for Hills A/D. Answered by Carleen Erdner 1 year ago.


What is Buprenex (liquid)?
Given to my dog after surgery to take. Asked by Edda Mahin 1 year ago.

Buprenex is indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain. It is an injectable narcotic. Answered by Corey Sivils 1 year ago.

What Is Buprenex Answered by Harriett Pebley 1 year ago.


Can I give my cat the buprenex 1.0 ml that was prescribed for my dog (approx. same weight)?
Asked by Rochel Laso 1 year ago.

No! Only our vet can provide a proper diagnosis and prescribe the proper medications. Self treating your cat could make it very ill and could be fatal. good luck! Answered by Mamie Topi 1 year ago.

I wouldn't. Some medications may be safe for dogs and not for cats. Answered by Eustolia Wassermann 1 year ago.


Cat got 2 cc of Buprenex instead of 1 cc will she live or is it a run to ER vet?
Asked by Conchita Ficarra 1 year ago.

i think you should call the vet or er vet first to see what they think. be sure to tell them your cat's weight and age. Answered by Carly Furnia 1 year ago.


Cat was prescribed buprenex, I need an over the counter medicine!!?
My cat was prescribed buprenex a few days ago and she will be out tomorrow. Are there any otc alternatives or just alternative names or brands for this medication? Asked by Bridgette Bellizzi 1 year ago.

No. Buprenex is a prescription-only narcotic drug. It is used as a painkiller but there are NO otc painkillers that can be substituted. Human painkillers such as aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc), ibuprofen, naproxen - are all toxic to cats and must not ever be used. Depending on the reason for which the Buprenex was prescribed it may be that she no longer needs it. If it was for surgery a few days worth of the pain meds may be all that she needs. You need to call the vet in the morning and ask whether she might still need it. Answered by Arlie Catton 1 year ago.


Cat on Buprenex???//////?
well my cats lower back has been hurting him for the last 5 days.It only hurts alittle when you touch it.We went to the vet she said they dont know what it is,the biopsy only showed some abnormal tissues.What could it be?My cat is an indoor cat,and i dont remember him getting hurt=(She also have me Buprenex to give... Asked by Cristie Gianino 1 year ago.

well my cats lower back has been hurting him for the last 5 days.It only hurts alittle when you touch it.We went to the vet she said they dont know what it is,the biopsy only showed some abnormal tissues.What could it be?My cat is an indoor cat,and i dont remember him getting hurt=(She also have me Buprenex to give to my 7 year old cat twice a day for 5 days,is this a good med? Answered by Gavin Gizzi 1 year ago.

While I can't say I have any suggestions on just what is wrong with your cat's back, I can say that Buprenex is one of the few pain medications that's safe for cats. It will help him very much, and may allow what's wrong with his back to heal. Even indoor cats can jump and land wrong, and it may be only a pulled muscle. Answered by Earl Wobbleton 1 year ago.


Buprenex and puppy?
how well does buprenex as pain medicine work for puppies? is it really good? is it like a person taking a percocet for a dog? i really want my puppy to feel ok since she seems to be in pain from her broken foot? has anyone used this for their dog or know anything about it? Asked by Margeret Golpe 1 year ago.

Buprenex is an EXCELLENT pain medication. I use it frequently in both cats and dogs. It is perfect for puppies. NSAIDs are not good for their immature kidneys, but the buprenorphine works great and is easily administered by owners. Just remember, it has variable absorption and many suggest that it should be placed under the tongue or in the cheek pouch rather than swallowed. Answered by Khalilah Diercks 1 year ago.

Buprenex is an opioid analgesic. It is typically given as a pre med prior to surgery especially in cats. When given as a pre med it gets a head start on the pain and sedates the animal. Typically animals who receive the drug as a pre med are between 5-6 months old. I have seen it used in emergency situations in younger patients. Buprenex can be given trans mucousally (by mouth) as a take home medication. Caution should be used as it is an opioid and may cause respiratory depression. If your vet has prescribed the medication and has done an exam and blood work then they have deemed the medication safe. NSAIDs like rimadyl and dermaxx can be rough on a puppies GI tract. NSAIDs are not the best pain relief for severe pain like a fracture Buprenex has less side effects and is a potent pain reliever. Be aware that this drug causes sedation but it also efficiently relieves pain. Answered by Helene Olivier 1 year ago.

Leave the prescription pain medications and appropriate dosing to your practicing veterinarian. Answered by Jeffie Delacruz 1 year ago.


Buprenex use for cat?
My cat just had dental surgery and I was given buprenex for pain relief. I was told to put it on the gums - do I put it on all gums where teeth were pulled, or just along the gums on one side of the mouth? I was only given 0.1 cc doses so it's hard to make it get it on all gums. Asked by Cecil Phillipi 1 year ago.

No it absolutely doesn't need to be on the places where teeth were pulled. That will not help any more and I would not even try to do that. It just happens in this case that he had oral surgery. But Buprenex is given the same way for other types of pain elsewhere in the body. Buprenex is absorbed quite well from the oral mucosa ( lining of the mouth) but absorbed very poorly from the GI tract. So you don't want it to go right down his throat because then it won't help nearly so well. You can slowly let it out into the pocket of his cheek or if it happens to go under his tongue that is fine too. But it would not help him any more for you to try to aim it right on the extraction sites, because it's not a topical anesthetic, it is a systemic opioid -- it's really in the brain where it's going to act to block pain, not on the gums. And trying to poke the oral syringe on the extraction sites might be more painful and cause stress. So I would actually avoid that if possible. Just get it somewhere in his mouth so it will have a chance to get absorbed by the lining of the mouth. That's a pretty low dose but maybe he is a small cat. Hopefully it will be enough. Keep an eye on your cat, if he seems to still be in pain you could ask if you could give it more often. ( I don't know how often your vet said to give it -- every 8 hours is pretty usual but it CAN be given as often as every 6 hours if needed. But of course don't make changes without checking with your own vet. Answered by Blanch Liloia 1 year ago.

By putting it on the gums, what they really mean is that it isn't to be squirted down the throat like you would with a liquid antibiotic. Just open his mouth and squirt it in, and if you get it near the extraction site, that's great! I can promise you that he won't let you apply it all over his gums ;) Answered by Lurlene Mckeirnan 1 year ago.


My Yorkshire Terrier received a shot of Buprenex, help?
thank you all for your advice i can't say any one answer was best they all were helpful i did call the vet left a voice mail never got back...he has since stopped hyperventilating and that isn't an issue. his eye is though please pray for him! Asked by Anjelica Semprini 1 year ago.

My dog got bit in the eye by my other dog who is a Boxer. Today we took him to the Vet and he gave him some anti biotics to take home and also gave him a shot of .3mg of buprenorphine. I am noticing that he is panting a lot and breathing very heavy/hyperventilating and laying down \since we brought him back a couple hours ago, he hasnt been moving around. Is this a normal reaction to the shot of the drug or is it a cause for concern I need to be worrying about now as well????. Answered by Kathy Astor 1 year ago.

Sounds like the Buprenex has worn off and he's now painful again. I've never seen any animal have that kind of reaction to buprenorphine. Answered by Rob Flora 1 year ago.

Call your vet, I think this is cause for concern. If you can't get your vet, call an ER and ask them. My dog got the same shot recently for back pain and all it did was make him sleepy and relieved the pain. I just looked up the side effects of buprenorphine and his breathing is cause for concern. Do not waste any time contacting a vet. Answered by Sammy Kukla 1 year ago.

I would call the vet and tell him what is going on. A forum is not the place to ask this. He gave the meds. He knows the normal reactions. Call the vet NOW! Answered by Dominga Zonker 1 year ago.

call vet and talk to them may be reaction Answered by Senaida Harnack 1 year ago.


Is it safe to mix Buprenex with Penciillin G? My cat had both today & is not acting normal.?
It's like he's 'seeing' everything for the first time. His eyes are dilated and he justs sits and stares. Buprenex is an opiate, so maybe this is effecting him this way. He's 10 years old and was treated for a wound on his leg, very minor. Asked by Chana Fenner 1 year ago.

They are totally fine to mix together. Buprenex is an opiod pain medication, and cats react very strangely to opiates. They tend to act as if they are hallucinating, seem agitated or lethargic, and have some balance issues. These are all normal side effects in cats. You may want to try keeping him confined to a smaller area of the house so he doesn't hurt himself by misjudging a jump or running himself into things, but other than that, he should be just fine. Answered by Chester Juhnke 1 year ago.

It is all ok. Buprenex lasts about 8 hours for traumatic pain. The penicillin is for infection. Both are fine. Let your cat rest and zone out. Keep water nearby but if he doesn't eat, don't worry, he's pretty high! Tommorrow will be better. If he still isn't eating or seems in pain, ask the vet for Tramadol, which is milder. He gave you this because you have a senior cat and it is the preferred drug choice, less side effects at their age, etc. Answered by Loan Lorts 1 year ago.

Call your vet and see if this is normal or not. Answered by Emilie Carlington 1 year ago.


What are the side effects of Buprenex in cats?
I gave my cat Buprenex a few days ago (I think a little more went down her throat rather than in the cheek pocket) and now she is acting weird. She wants to eat, but won't (the meds were given to her for her teeth) and she's lost a lot of weight. She's also acting strange and cries when I pick her up.... Asked by Bradly Navaretta 1 year ago.

I gave my cat Buprenex a few days ago (I think a little more went down her throat rather than in the cheek pocket) and now she is acting weird. She wants to eat, but won't (the meds were given to her for her teeth) and she's lost a lot of weight. She's also acting strange and cries when I pick her up. What's wrong? Answered by Asha Sances 1 year ago.

You do need to update your vet on her condition. She needs to eat, try offering warmed meat baby food (not any with onion in it though). Even if she licks it off your finger you can get a half jar into her. I've never had side effects from Buprenex, it's supposed to be absorbed by the mouth tissues, yes, but even if it goes down the throat it'll work. Call your vet, update them on her actions, cries and the not eating, and ask what to do. Answered by Felicitas Mascarena 1 year ago.

In rare cases, buprenorphine can slow breathing, as with other opiates. The most common side effect of buprenorphine is sedation. Buprenorphine is removed from the body via the liver. Patients with liver disease will have prolonged effects from this drug. It is a pure opioid agonist, like morphine it can be addictive, perhaps your cat is experiencing a withdrawal symptom. The medication going down her throat vs cheek pocket should not have any lingering effects after a few days. The reason it is given through the cheek pockets is to allow the mucous membrane to slowly release the medication. Was there extractions? How long ago was her dental procedure? I would definitely call the vet to discuss these crying and weight lost issues. She may be dehydrated and could benefit from some subcutaneous fluids therapy. Meanwhile, entice her with canned food, the stinker the better. Try some human tuna. When you are at the vet, ask for Hills A/D. Answered by Laurence Herber 1 year ago.


What is Buprenex (liquid)?
Given to my dog after surgery to take. Asked by Willena Parmele 1 year ago.

Buprenex is indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain. It is an injectable narcotic. Answered by Sudie Kmatz 1 year ago.

What Is Buprenex Answered by Forrest Leko 1 year ago.


Can I give my cat the buprenex 1.0 ml that was prescribed for my dog (approx. same weight)?
Asked by Loralee Pill 1 year ago.

No! Only our vet can provide a proper diagnosis and prescribe the proper medications. Self treating your cat could make it very ill and could be fatal. good luck! Answered by Walter Eisenbarth 1 year ago.

I wouldn't. Some medications may be safe for dogs and not for cats. Answered by Karlyn Magby 1 year ago.


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