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How and where is the Sublocade injection given?

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on Nov 21, 2023.

Official answer


Sublocade should only be administered into the stomach area (abdomen), except for a 2-inch circle around your navel (belly button), as a subcutaneous (under the skin) injection. It must be given by a certified healthcare provider who has met certain qualifying requirements, including only prescribing Sublocade for the treatment of opioid dependence. Sublocade is administered monthly with a minimum of 26 days between doses.

Sublocade must not be administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or intradermally and each injection should be administered only using the syringe and safety needle included with the product


Sublocade (buprenorphine). Updated 02/2020. Indivior Inc.

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