Landmark Research Journals of Medicine and Medical Sciences 
Februray 2016 Vol. 3(2), pp. 019-022
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Review

 

A firsthand launch: Heroin dependence treatment with a single dose of 48 mg of buprenorphine

Jamshid Ahmadi1*, Firoozeh Ahmadi1, Farahnaz Ahmadi1, Shahnaz Ahmadi1, Saxby Pridmore2

 

1* Professor and Founding Director, Substance Abuse Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

*Corresponding Author's Email: Jamshid_Ahmadi@yahoo.com

Accepted 19 January, 2015

ABSTRACT

Background: Heroin abuse is a cosmopolitan problem. Objective: To scrutinize the influence of a single dose of 48 mg of buprenorphine for the treatment of heroin dependence. Results: A single dose of 48 mg of sublingual buprenorphine is very influential for the treatment of opioid dependents. Discussion This study indicates that buprenorphine as a single dose is very helpful in the treatment of heroin withdrawal symptoms. Conclusions: It appears that buprenorphine is very operative for the treatment of heroin dependence.

Keywords:  Buprenorphine; Heroin withdrawals.