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Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

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About Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's

Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's belongs to a class of drugs called 'opioid analgesic' primarily used to treat opioid addiction (narcotics) like morphine, heroin, etc. In some cases, it also used to treat prevent and treat moderate to severe pain. Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person's brain and behaviour and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication.

Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's contains 'Buprenorphine' an opioid partial agonist-antagonists that prevent withdrawal symptoms in patients who stop taking opioid drugs by producing similar effects to these drugs. It has been approved for the treatment of narcotic-use disorders.  A combination of buprenorphine and naloxone is prescribed for use in the treatment of opioid dependence. It also provides pain relief by acting on specific receptors in the brain and helps in relieving pain.

Take Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition. You may experience certain side effects in some cases, including drowsiness, dry mouth, vomiting, blurred vision, constipation, dizziness or tiredness. Most of these side effects of Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor.  Do not take Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it may cause adverse effects in the baby. Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's is not recommended for children below 18 years of age. Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's is a habit-forming drug, and hence there is a risk of dependence on Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's. So, before stopping Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's, contact a doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, increased heart rate, tremor or general unwell feeling. Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's may decrease fertility in men and women. However, it is essential to talk to your doctor before starting treatment with Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's if you think you may want to have a baby in the future. Do not consume alcohol with Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's as it may increase the risk of side effects. 

Uses of Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's

Opioid (drug) addiction, Opioid (drug) detoxification, Pain

Medicinal Benefits

The Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's contains Buprenorphine as a substitution (replacement) treatment in patients who are addicted to opioid drugs (heroin and morphine, etc.). It prevents or reduces the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms experienced when addicts stop using opioid drugs. It also provides pain relief by acting on specific receptors in the brain and helps in relieving pain. Compared to other opioid analgesics like methadone, Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's has the advantage of having less sedation (sleepiness), decreased respiratory depression, decreased risk of diversion, less withdrawal symptoms and lower risk of toxicity at higher doses. 

Directions for Use

Use Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's only when prescribed by a doctor. Always take Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's exactly as your doctor advised you.Sublingual tablet: Place the tablet under your tongue and allow it to dissolve with your mouth closed. Do not chew the tablet or swallow it whole.Injection: It can be given in the muscles (intramuscular/IM) or in the veins (intravenous/IV). Do not self administer. Any trained healthcare professional will administer it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's

  • Weakness
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Orthostatic hypotension (a sudden dip of blood pressure on standing)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Please do not stop taking Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Avoid frequent or high doses as it may lead to addiction. If you are known to be allergic to Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor.  Do not take Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it may cause adverse effects in the baby. Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's is not recommended for children below 18 years of age.  Avoid consuming alcohol with Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's as it may increase the risk of side effects. Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor (antidepressants) in the past 14 days as a dangerous drug interaction could occur. Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's should be taken with extreme caution in patients who have a history of alcoholism or drug abuse. Inform your doctor if you have severe breathing problems, asthma, delirium tremens (confusion and shaking after stopping drinking alcohol), hallucinations (seeing and hearing things that are not there), kidney or liver problems, head injury or brain disease, low blood pressure, urinary disorders (especially linked to enlarged prostate), thyroid problems, adrenocortical disorder (Addison’s disease), depression or other conditions that are treated with antidepressants. 

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's may have interaction with benzodiazepines (diazepam, temazepam ), pain killers (pentazocine, nalbuphine, codeine, dihydrocodeine, methadone, morphine), anti-depressants (moclobemide, tranylcypromine, citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline, duloxetine, venlafaxine, amitriptyline, doxepin, trimipramine), antihistamine (promethazine, chlorphenamine), blood thinners (warfarin), anti-anxiety drugs (alprazolam), fits related medicines (carbamazepine), medicines used to prevent nausea (ondansetron), antifungal drugs (ketoconazole), antibiotic (ciprofloxacin, erythromycin), anticancer drugs (ceritinib, lapatinib), immunosuppressants (fingolimod), antipsychotics (droperidol), and HIV/AIDS drugs (saquinavir).

Drug-Food Interaction: Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's may interact with grapefruit juice. Therefore, avoid grapefruit juice intake with Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's as it may increase Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's levels in the body. Also, avoid St. John's wort (antidepressants plant)alcohol consumption while taking Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's as it may increase the risk of adverse effects such as drowsiness, dizziness and difficulty in concentrating.

Drug-Disease Interaction: People with asthma or any other breathing problems, kidney problems, liver problems, head injury or brain disease, low blood pressure, urinary disorders (especially linked to enlarged prostate), thyroid problems, adrenocortical disorder (Addison’s disease), depression should consult a doctor before taking Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • DIAZEPAM
  • TEMAZEPAM
  • PENTAZOCIN
  • CODEINE
  • DIHYDROCODEINE
  • METHADONE
  • MORPHINE
  • MOCLOBEMIDE
  • TRANYLCYPROMINE
  • CITALOPRAM
  • ESCITALOPRAM
  • FLUOXETINE
  • FLUVOXAMINE
  • PAROXETINE
  • SERTRALINE
  • DULOXETINE
  • VENLAFAXINE
  • AMITRIPTYLINE
  • DOXEPIN
  • TRIMIPRAMINE
  • PROMETHAZINE
  • CHLORPHENIRAMINE
  • WARFARIN
  • ALPRAZOLAM
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • ONDANSETRON
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • CIPROFLOXACIN
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • CERITINIB
  • LAPATINIB
  • FINGOLIMOD
  • DROPERIDOL
  • SAQUINAVIR
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's may cause dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, or impair thinking in some people. Therefore, drive only if you are alert after taking Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's is pregnancy category C drug. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Taking Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. Please consult your doctor. So your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      unsafe

      Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's can pass into breast milk and may cause drowsiness and breathing problems in a nursing baby. Therefore, Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's should not be used in breastfeeding mothers without a doctor’s advice.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's may cause dizziness, blurred vision or drowsiness in some people. It is an offence to drive if Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's affects you. Therefore, avoid driving if you feel drowsy, dizzy or experience any vision problems after taking Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Take Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Take Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      unsafe

      Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's is not recommended for children below 18 years of age as the safety and effectiveness have not been established.

    Habit Forming

    Yes

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Do regular exercise such as swimming or walking.
    • Drink plenty of water while taking Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's to avoid dry mouth.
    • Maintain a fibre rich diet and eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to avoid constipation while taking Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's.
    • Avoid consumption of alcohol and quit smoking.

    Special Advise

    • Do not take Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's for a prolonged time, as it may lead to mental or physical dependence on Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's.
    • To avoid getting addicted to this drug take it only in prescribed quantities and only as directed by your doctor. Do not self-medicate.
    • Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's causes drowsiness. Avoid doing activities that require your complete focus and attention like driving when on this drug.
    • An abrupt stoppage of Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's can lead to significant withdrawal symptoms. Always discuss with your doctor about decreasing the dosage before completely stopping its usage.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol while on this medication as it can lead to dangerous side effects.

    Other Information (ZUP0024)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Aug-2023

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Drug addiction: It is also called substance use disorder. It is a psychological condition that affects a person's brain and behaviour and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Opioid analgesics, such as morphine or diamorphine (heroin), are often subject to abuse, leading to dependence (addiction). If you are addicted to these drugs, you need a regular dose to feel ‘normal’. Otherwise, you will develop withdrawal symptoms within a day or so of the last dose. Withdrawal symptoms include sweating, feeling hot and cold, runny eyes and nose, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, poor sleep and just feeling awful.

    FAQs

    Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's consists of Buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist. It prevents withdrawal symptoms in patients who stop taking opioid drugs by producing similar effects to these drugs. It also provides pain relief by acting on specific receptors in the brain that change how your body feels and responds to pain.

    Yes, Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's may cause withdrawal symptoms such as sweating, feeling hot and cold, runny eyes and nose, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, poor sleep and just feeling awful. Therefore, if you experience any difficulty while taking Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's, do not stop taking suddenly and consult your doctor so that the dose may be reduced gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

    Chronic use of opioids may cause reduced fertility (ability to have children) in females and males of reproductive potential. It is not known whether these effects on fertility are reversible. However, it is essential to talk to your doctor before starting treatment with Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's if you think you may want to have a baby in the future.

    No, you are not recommended to take Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's with antidepressants (medicines used to treat depression) and antipsychotics (medicines used to treat bipolar disorder and psychosis) as co-administration of these medicines with Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's may cause life-threatening respiratory depression and death have occurred. However, please consult a doctor before taking Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's with other medicines.

    Yes, Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's may cause addiction especially if taken for a prolonged time. Therefore, Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's should be given only for a short duration under strict medical supervision particularly to patients who are susceptible to drug abuse. Take Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's only as advised by a doctor as overuse or misuse of Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's can lead to overdose or death.

    Yes, Zuprinor 5 Transdermal Patch 1's may cause dizziness, lightheadedness and fainting when you get up too quickly from a lying position. To avoid this problem, get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.

    Some of the prescription-based opioid pain medications include codeine, dilaudid, fentanyl, hydromorphone, meperidine morphine, oxymorphone, oxycodone, hydrocodone and propoxyphene.

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