BUPRENORPHINE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • itching

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • erythema or skin redness
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • a skin rash
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • dehydration
  • decreased lung function
  • backache
  • fainting
  • trouble breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • throat irritation
  • indigestion
  • difficulty sleeping
  • fever
  • low energy
  • flu-like symptoms
  • excessive sweating
  • muscle tremors
  • numbness
  • decreased appetite
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • stomach cramps
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • generalized weakness
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased function of the adrenal gland
  • adrenal gland problems
  • deficiency of a substance that promotes masculinization
  • addiction to a drug
  • high blood pressure
  • significantly low blood pressure
  • bronchospasm
  • blocked bowels with decreased peristaltic movement
  • hives
  • sleep apnea
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • accidental falls

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a change in vision
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • widening of blood vessels
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • the inability to have an erection
  • chills
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • nervousness

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