Buprenorphine - 0513-0000-17-128-H01-P


Therapeutic Agent for Treatment of Opioid Addiction

(4.6 / 422 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Opioid dependence can be caused by the use of prescription opioids obtained legally or illegally, or by the use of illicit opioids, such as heroin. It continues to be a growing problem in the United States, with opioid-related deaths occurring daily. Often, patients who discontinue opioid use require treatment to prevent relapse. Buprenorphine is a partial mu-opioid agonist that is used for the treatment of patients with opioid dependence. It is available as a sublingual tablet, sublingual or buccal soluble film strip, and implant, and is used in formulations with or without naloxone. This module will review the safety and efficacy of each of the formulations, as well as the role of buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid dependence.


The goal of this buprenorphine continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals with information about opioid dependence and the therapeutic use of buprenorphine to treat the condition. Pharmacology, dosage and administration, regulations, and use in special populations will be discussed. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the key differences among the three FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence
  • Explain the regulations that control prescribing and dispensing of methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence
  • Summarize how buprenorphine is dosed and administered for the treatment of opioid dependence

Approval Information
This course is intended for pharmacists
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 05/23/2017; Planned Expiration Date: 05/23/2020

Course Originally Released on: 8/30/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/18/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/23/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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CHARLIE N - Yukon, OK  ·  Mar 24, 2020
Good material, easy to understand
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HOLLY S - Langhorne, PA  ·  Mar 23, 2020
Kind of dry but informative. I still don't know the correct answers for the ones I got wrong in the test. The correct answers after a retake would be helpful.
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David B - Tucson, AZ  ·  Mar 22, 2020
fantastic overview broke things down perfectly, didn't really know much about this til now. thx much
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Dina M - Vancouver, WA  ·  Mar 20, 2020
very informative class learned a lot about suboxon
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Colleen B - Germantown Hills, IL  ·  Mar 06, 2020
great course thank you
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50