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.

Having a Probuphine implant provides patients with continuous management of opioid use disorder. The Probuphine implant can be performed simply, safely and effectively by a licensed pain management physician. The implant should be changed out every 6 months.

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.