A 17-year-old male patient presents to the OR for emergent right ankle open reduction internal fixation for fracture of the right ankle obtained when playing basketball. The patient has a past medical history of well-controlled asthma, eczema, and seasonal allergies. He also has a history of opioid use disorder that was diagnosed after he was noted to have aberrant behavior in his classroom and his mother found her post-operative oxycodone pill bottle was empty. Six months ago, he was placed on medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) that included buprenorphine 4 mg sublingual twice per day. Which of the following is NOT a correct statement regarding buprenorphine?
Question of the Month - February 2023