Endo announced the launch of Belbuca (buprenorphine) buccal film for use in patients with chronic pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. It was initially approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2015.

Belbuca is a mu-opioid receptor partial agonist and a kappa-opioid receptor antagonist, the first buprenorphine formulation developed as a buccal film. It utilizes BioDelivery’s BioErodible MucoAdhesive (BEMA) drug delivery technology. The patented delivery system allows buprenorphine to be efficiently delivered across the buccal mucosa. 

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Belbuca buccal film is CIII controlled substance. It is peppermint flavored and is available as 75mcg, 150mcg, 300mcg, 450mcg, 600mcg, 750mcg, 900mcg strengths in 60-count cartons.  

For more information call (800) 462-3636 or visit Belbuca.com.