The Use of Transdermal Buprenorphine Patches in Aiding in Opioid Withdrawal: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : June 8, 2017)
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Question


  1. What is the clinical effectiveness regarding the use of buprenorphine patches for aiding in opioid withdrawal prior to starting a patient on buprenorphine/naloxone?

  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of buprenorphine patches for aiding in opioid withdrawal prior to starting a patient on buprenorphine/naloxone?


Key Message

One non-randomized study and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding the use of buprenorphine patches for aiding in opioid withdrawal prior to starting a patient on buprenorphine/naloxone.