Guidelines for Switching From Methadone to Buprenorphine
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 6, Number 3&4, May 2018
Rehan Aziz, MD.
Dr. Aziz has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Recent guidelines published by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and nationally in Australia provide support for transferring patients from methadone to buprenorphine-naloxone (BNX). Patients may switch, thinking BNX is easier to discontinue or because of methadone side effects.