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Can taking buprenorphine for opioid dependence be dangerous?

Howard J. Shaffer, PhD
Addiction Medicine
People taking buprenorphine should beware of two uncommon side effects: respiratory problems or impaired thinking. Driving or operating machinery can be unsafe, especially when first starting the medication.

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