Probuphine for Opioid Dependence


Probuphine for opioid addiction South Florida

Probuphine is the first-ever implantable formulation of buprenorphine used to treat opioid use disorder ( opioid addiction). Up until now, patients using buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence had to take it in pill form or as a film gel under their tongue or in their cheek. While taking the formulation this way was effective, pills or film can be lost, stolen or forgotten. Now patients can have Probuphine implanted on their bodies in a simple procedure that lasts six months. Dr. Sanford Silverman, renowned expert on opioid addiction and pain management, is pleased to offer Probuphine to his patients from Fort Lauderdale to Pompano Beach to Delray Beach and throughout South Florida.

Having a Probuphine implant provides patients with continuous management of opioid use disorder. The Probuphine implant can be performed simply, safely and effectively by Dr. Silverman as an in-office procedure in our Pompano Beach medical office. The implant should be changed out every 6 months. Dr. Silverman is credentialed to implant Probuphine and manage opioid use disorder.

According to Titan, the pharmaceutical manufacturer…

“Probuphine is the first and only product on the market for opioid addiction that provides non-fluctuating blood levels of buprenorphine around the clock for a period of six months following a single treatment procedure.”

According to FDA –

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Probuphine is designed to provide a constant, low-level dose of buprenorphine for six months in patients who are already stable on low-to-moderate doses of other forms of buprenorphine, as part of a complete treatment program.

Dr. Silverman is excited to support his patients’ efforts to fight their opioid addiction by offering the first and only implantable option for Probuphine. If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about this or other opioid addiction treatment options, contact Dr. Silverman at his Pompano Beach office at (954) 545-0106. Sanford M. Silverman is a renowned expert on pain management and opioid addiction, frequent lecturer and author of “Controlled Substance Management in Chronic Pain” a text book for physicians on controlled substance management.