Buprenorphine is a Schedule III "controlled substance," which means there are strict laws and regulations controlling its use. Schedule III medications are considered to have less potential for abuse, compared to Schedule II medications like morphine or oxycodone.
Yes, it could create a dependency, however, please double check with a doc/pharmacist.
Take care, be well & safe, please. Best wishes!
- Buprenorphine Information for Consumers
- Buprenorphine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Buprenorphine (detailed)
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