A case of heroin overdose reversed by sublingually administered buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®)
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Society for the Study of Addiction
Volume 103, Issue 7, pages 1226–1228, July 2008
How to Cite
Welsh, C., Sherman, S. G. and Tobin, K. E. (2008), A case of heroin overdose reversed by sublingually administered buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®). Addiction, 103: 1226–1228. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02244.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Submitted 17 January 2008; initial review completed 3 March 2008; final version accepted 19 March 2008
Background Opioid overdose is a major source of morbidity and mortality in injection drug users in the United States and many other countries.
Case description A case is described in which buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®) was administered sublingually to reverse a heroin overdose.
Conclusions Sublingually administered buprenorphine/naloxone might be used as a means to reverse opioid overdose.