Illustration Showing How Buprenorphine Blocks Opiate Receptors

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Great Illustration Showing How Buprenorphine Blocks Opiate Receptors

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This makes things crystal clear on how Suboxone works.  The Buprenorphine kind of fills in the receptor with junk so that the opiate doesn’t fit in perfectly.  Kind of like if you put a bunch of boxes in your  four passenger car, and you can only get two passengers in at a time.  The Bupe limits the opiate effect.   Cool!

How Buprenorphine Works

How Buprenorphine Works


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