This class of pain-relief medication includes morphine, codeine, fentanyl, buprenorphine, and hydromorphone. Opioids are used to treat severe surgical pain and may also be used in advanced cases of cancer or to control severe arthritis pain. Opioids may play a role in maintaining a good quality of life for a cat with severe chronic pain. Sedation is the most common side effect of buprenorphine in dogs, which is not cause for concern unless the dog is so sedated they can't be roused. If the dog received an injection of buprenorphine into a muscle, they may have some pain at the injection site. Rare side effects include agitation, increased or decreased heart rate, low body.
National Center for Biotechnology Information. Oral transmucosal (OTM) buprenorphine at a dose of 80 to 120 mcg/kg (highly concentrated preparations, such as Simbadol, may make OTM administration more practical) is effective for analgesic durations of 12 to 24 hours in dogs and cats. 6-7 We advise against sending this drug home with clients due to abuse concerns unless no other options are available for adequate.
Six domestic shorthair cats, aged three to four years and weighing 5.1 to 7.4 kg, were used to assess the thermal antinociceptive effect of a transdermal buprenorphine patch, designed to supply 35.