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Who should not receive Buprenex (buprenorphine)?

Anyone who is allergic to buprenorphine or naloxone (Narcan) or who is currently taking other narcotics should not take Buprenex (buprenorphine). Pregnant women should not take Buprenex as it could harm an unborn baby. Buprenex may also cause addiction or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn child whose mother received Buprenex while pregnant. Women who are breastfeeding should not take Buprenex. It not only can harm a nursing child by passing through breast milk, but it also may decrease the production of breast milk. Children under the age of two should not use Buprenex.Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or nursing, have asthma or other breathing problems, kidney or liver disease, a history of mental illness or suicide attempt, a history of alcoholism or intravenous drug use, or a history of seizures, head injuries or tumors. Any of these conditions may require that your doctor adjust your dosage of Buprenex or that you avoid using Buprenex altogether.

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