No. Buprenorphine is a man made or 'synthetic' opiate manufactured by the chemical modification of a full natural opiate called Thebaine derived from a variety of 'opium' poppy.
Thebaine, itself, has no useful properties except as a precursor ingredient for a variety of drugs including some common high strength pain killers and also some medications used in opiate/opiod drug rehabilitation and treatment programs.
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- Buprenorphine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
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