30th November 2022
ON PAIN: Why You Should Continue Patients on Buprenorphine Perioperatively
What happens when a patient who is prescribed buprenorphine undergoes surgery? Experts say they should continue the medication, predominantly prescribed for opioid use disorder, throughout the entire perioperative period. It doesn’t need to be stopped, Lynn Kohan, MD, the medical director of the Pain Management Center told Pain Medicine News.