Active Ingredient: 


Drug description:  

Buprenorphine is a partial agonist analgesic opioid.


It is used in domestic animals to relieve pain.


Please discuss with a veterinarian or refer to the product monograph for information on contraindications associated with this drug.

Side effects:  

In dogs, drooling, decreased heart rate, decreased body temperature and agitation are most commonly observed.  

In cats, what is most often observed is dilated pupils and excessive purring.  

The drug can also cause some sedation.

Recommended monitoring:  

It is recommended that the veterinarian in charge of the animal be consulted again if the problem is not cured at the end of the prescribed treatment. 

Also make sure that the animal does not suffer from any side effects. 

Interactions with other drugs:  

Buprenorphine may interfere with the effectiveness of certain medications if used simultaneously. You can ask your veterinarian which ones. 

Please also advise the veterinarian if your pet is already taking any drug(s) before starting treatment with buprenorphine. This will allow him or her to make sure that they are compatible.

Forms available:  

Buprenorphine is available as an injectable liquid and as a liquid to be applied under the tongue or on the gums.


Keep at room temperature.


Buprenorphine to put in the mouth is more effective when it is absorbed by the mucosa of the mouth than when it is swallowed.