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Table 36-10 Sample Regimen0 for Buprenorphine Induction Treatment of Opioid Withdrawal


Buprenorphine Oral Dosage


2 mg every 2 hours {max 8 mg on first day)


Start by total dose of day 1, with additional 2 mg every

2 hours (max 16 mg)


Start by total dose of day 2r with additional 4 rng every

2 hours (max 32 mg)


Maintain on dose required to alleviate withdrawal



Decrease dose by 25% each day (or less if patient does

not tolerate 2b%}

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