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The Use of Transdermal Buprenorphine in Adults: Safety

Last updated: July 20, 2015
Project Number: RA0788-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence on the harms associated with transdermal buprenorphine, including misuse and abuse?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews, four randomized controlled trials, and four non-randomized studies were identified regarding the safety of transdermal buprenorphine patches.