A case of heroin overdose reversed by sublingually administered buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®)

Christopher Welsh, Susan G. Sherman, Karin E. Tobin

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Abstract

Background: Opioid overdose is a major source of morbidity and mortality in injection drug users in the United States and many other countries. Case description: A case is described in which buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®) was administered sublingually to reverse a heroin overdose. Conclusions: Sublingually administered buprenorphine/naloxone might be used as a means to reverse opioid overdose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1226-1228
Number of pages3
JournalAddiction
Volume103
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

Keywords

  • Addiction
  • Buprenorphine/naloxone
  • Opioids
  • Overdose
  • Suboxone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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