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

Last updated: June 8, 2017
Project Number: RA0911-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

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.