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Can I drive while using Buprenex?

Buprenex (buprenorphine) is a medication that's given by injection to relieve pain. If you receive Buprenex at a hospital or doctor's office, it's best not to get behind the wheel afterwards. This drug is a narcotic and can make you drowsy or dizzy, so that you aren't able to concentrate fully. Have someone else drive you home.

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