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Is Belbuca a Controlled Substance?

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Official Answer by Drugs.com 9 Mar 2016

Yes, Belbuca (generic name: buprenorphine) is an opioid (narcotic) medication that is in Controlled Substances Act schedule III, as determined by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Drugs in this schedule have a moderate potential for abuse; less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2.

Belbuca is a buccal film used to treat narcotic addiction; it is not used to treat pain. A buccal film is held in the buccal area (in the cheek) and the active ingredient buprenorphine absorbs and enters directly into the bloodstream.

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