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 Methadone VS. Buprenorphine during pregnancy

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PostSubject: Re: Methadone VS. Buprenorphine during pregnancy   Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:34 am

Hi all! Please Explain if anyone aware of why methadone during pregnancy is better? And why buprenorphine is not?? Is it a duty to study and Research buprenorphine than methadone or buprenorphine is a specific contraindication during pregnancy??
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PostSubject: Methadone VS. Buprenorphine during pregnancy   Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:50 pm

Hi Den,
Since Methadone has been around for so long there are far more studies done with pregnant women and Methadone.
Something that you may be interested in reading is the TIP 43. Chapter 13 page 211 (Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs)
Here is the link for the publication. You can read it here:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64164/


Or you can download it to your computer for future reference from here.
http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-43-Medication-Assisted-Treatment-for-Opioid-Addiction-in-Opioid-Treatment-Programs/SMA08-4214

If your looking for particular studies here is one study of Buprenorphine during pregnancy:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/739191


Study, Methadone VS. Buprenorphine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21142534

another study
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15943939


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