Posted from: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 11:17 AM - Present

Approval for Zubsolv

August 11, 2015 – Orexo announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of a new indication for Zubsolv (buprenorphine/naloxone) C111 sublingual tablets. The indication for this new approval is to induce buprenorphine maintenance therapy for patients who are dependent on opioids. This is in addition to its original approval as maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

Maintenance therapy is introduced by gradually lowering the dose of the opioid while the patient begins taking Zubsolv. Zubsolv is usually taken once daily and the tablets should be allowed to dissolve under the tongue, this may take at least five minutes. When Zubsolv therapy is started, patients should be supervised and should only be prescribed in small amounts. In fact, only qualified physicians who have unique identification numbers can prescribe Zubsolv. Therapy should also include support groups and counseling.

 

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