Buprenorphine belongs to a class of medications called opioid analgesics. It works by inhibiting nerve signal transmission of pain in the brain and nervous system. It is a powerful analgesic and is used for severe pain management, for example in chronic pain management for cancer patients. Buprenorphine is also used to treat people with opioid addiction by producing similar effects and preventing withdrawal symptoms in people who stopped using opioid drugs.
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