Recently, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved a new medication called Probuphine, to treat heroin and opiate addiction. This implantable device is designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms and provides new hope for those serious about conquering their own heroin addiction.
What is Probuphine
Probuphine is a subdermal implant and is the first and only treatment for heroin and opiod addiction that provides non-fluctuating blood levels of buprenorphine 24 hour a day for a period of six months following a single procedure. Buprenorphine is the active ingredient in Suboxone, a popular medicine assisted treatment (MAT) to treat heroin and opiate addiction. Probuphine utilizes Titan’s proprietary ProNeura drug delivery platform and is marketed in the United States by Braeburn Pharmaceuticals under a licensing agreement with Titan.
Probuphine: How Does it Work?
Four small match-stick size rods are implanted under the skin typically under the upper arm area. The implant releases a steady stream …