Buprenorphine Induction Without Withdrawal
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 9, Number 7&8, November 2021
David Moltz, MD.
Dr. Moltz has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Making the switch from full opioid agonist to buprenorphine usually involves a period of withdrawal prior to starting the medication. Here, researchers describe a method of switching from full to partial opioid agonist by using small “microdoses” in order to avoid withdrawal.