BUPRENORPHINE- buprenorphine tablet 
Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.P.


Sublingual Tablets, CIII

Keep buprenorphine sublingual tablets in a secure place away from children. Accidental use by a child is a medical emergency and can result in death. If a child accidentally uses buprenorphine sublingual tablets, get emergency help or call 911 right away. Tell your healthcare provider if you are living in a household where there are small children.

Read this Medication Guide that comes with buprenorphine sublingual tablets before you start taking them and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about buprenorphine sublingual tablets.

Share the important information in this Medication Guide with members of your household.

What is the most important information I should know about buprenorphine sublingual tablets?

  • feel faint or dizzy
  • cannot think well or clearly
  • have mental changes such as confusion
  • have slowed reflexes
  • have slower breathing than you normally have
  • have a high body temperature
  • have severe sleepiness
  • feel agitated
  • have blurred vision
  • have stiff muscles
  • have problems with coordination
  • have trouble walking
  • have slurred speech

These can be signs of an overdose or other serious problems.

What are buprenorphine sublingual tablets?

Buprenorphine sublingual tablets are a controlled substance (CIII) because they contain buprenorphine, which can be a target for people who abuse prescription medicines or street drugs. Keep your buprenorphine sublingual tablets in a safe place to protect them from theft. Never give your buprenorphine sublingual tablets to anyone else; it can cause death or harm them. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.

Who should not take buprenorphine sublingual tablets?

Do not take buprenorphine sublingual tablets if you are allergic to buprenorphine.

What should I tell my doctor before taking buprenorphine sublingual tablets?

Buprenorphine sublingual tablets may not be right for you. Before taking buprenorphine sublingual tablets, tell your doctor if you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Buprenorphine sublingual tablets may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how buprenorphine sublingual tablets work. Some medicines may cause serious or life-threatening medical problems when taken with buprenorphine sublingual tablets.

Sometimes the doses of certain medicines and buprenorphine sublingual tablets may need to be changed if used together. Do not take any medicine while using buprenorphine sublingual tablets until you have talked with your doctor. Your doctor will tell you if it is safe to take other medicines while you are taking buprenorphine sublingual tablets.

Be especially careful about taking other medicines that may make you sleepy, such as muscle relaxants, pain medicines, tranquilizers, antidepressant medicines, sleeping pills, anxiety medicines, or antihistamines.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

How should I take buprenorphine sublingual tablets?


What should I avoid while taking buprenorphine sublingual tablets?

What are the possible side effects of buprenorphine sublingual tablets?

Buprenorphine sublingual tablets can cause serious side effects including:

Common side effects of buprenorphine sublingual tablets include:

  • Nausea
  • Intoxication (feeling lightheaded or drunk)
  • Vomiting
  • Disturbance in attention
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome
  • Irregular heart beat (palpitations)
  • Headache
  • Decrease in sleep (insomnia)
  • Sweating
  • Blurred vision
  • Numb mouth
  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Fainting
  • Swollen and/or painful tongue
  • Dizziness
  • The inside of your mouth is more red than normal
  • Sleepiness

Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of buprenorphine sublingual tablets. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store buprenorphine sublingual tablets?

How should I dispose of unused buprenorphine sublingual tablets?

If you need help with disposal of buprenorphine sublingual tablets, call Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.P. at 1-888-827-0616.

General information about the safe and effective use of buprenorphine sublingual tablets.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not take buprenorphine sublingual tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give buprenorphine sublingual tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them and it is against the law.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about buprenorphine sublingual tablets. If you would like more information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information, call Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.P. at 1-888-827-0616.

What are the ingredients in buprenorphine sublingual tablets?

Active Ingredients: buprenorphine

Inactive Ingredients: lactose monohydrate, povidone K29/32, anhydrous citric acid, trisodium citrate dihydrate, corn starch, mannitol, crospovidone, and magnesium stearate.

Marketed by: Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.P., Coventry, RI 02816

Manufactured by: Purdue Pharma L.P., Stamford, CT 06901

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Revised 03/2021

Revised: 3/2021
Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.P.