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  • Buprenorphine is used to help you come off street drugs such as heroin.

  • It can prevent or reduce the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when you stop using such drugs.

  • Sublingual buprenorphine is a tablet which you put under your tongue. It will take about 5-10 minutes for it to dissolve. It is usually prescribed as a once-daily dose.

  • It is a medicine that is similar to heroin and works as a replacement treatment.

  • Many people choose to stay on buprenorphine long-term, although some people gradually reduce their dose and come off it.

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