Buprenorphine is prescribed to treat pain in cats and dogs, as with all painkillers, by suppressing the central nervous system.
If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.
I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?
All medicines have potential side effects but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet displays excessive drowsiness.
Possible drug interactions
Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. The following drugs are known to interact with Buprenorphine: and include other central nervous system depressant agents, pancuronium, monoamine oxidase inhibitors and local anesthetics.