Table 5

FDA-approved buprenorphine formulations for MOUD and analgesia50

Milligram formulations of MOUD
Sublingual tablets (Zubsolv)Sublingual tablets
Sublingual film (Suboxone)ER solution for injection (Sublocade, Brixadi*)
Buccal film (Bunavail)
Microgram formulations for analgesia
Transdermal patch (Butrans) weekly application
Buccal film (Belbuca)
  • *Tentative approval from FDA (not eligible for marketing in the USA. Date to be determined (TBD).

  • †Low abuse potential.146 147

  • ER, extended release; FDA, Food and Drug Administration; MOUD, medication treatment of opioid use disorder.