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How soon after starting Buprenex will my symptoms improve?

Buprenex (buprenorphine) is a potent, fast-acting narcotic. Its pain-relieving effects can be felt about 15 minutes after an injection and last for six hours or longer. If you have been given an injection of Buprenex and don't feel better within 30 to 60 minutes of your first shot, your doctor may consider giving you a second dose.

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