Your cat has been prescribed the active ingredient buprenorphine to alleviate mild to moderate pain.
• Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist.
• It is a Controlled Drug (Schedule 3, UK, USA).
• Buprenorphine may cause mild behavioral changes in your cat (euphoria, purring). • Dosage: it may be prescribed to your cat for administration into the cheek pouch by the owner at home every 6-8 hours for the treatment of mild-moderate pain or your cat may have received an injection of long acting (24 hours) buprenorphine around the time of surgery at your veterinary surgery (USA only).
This information sheet is designed to help answer commonly asked questions and help you give the medication safely and effectively to your pet. It does not contain all available information for this medication. If you have other questions or need more information, contact your veterinarian or pharmacist.
Always follow the dosing instructions provided by your veterinarian.