The Buprenorphine drug test will detect use of Suboxone®, Subutex® or Buprenex® (buprenorphine hydrochloride). This drug is currently being marketed in the United States for the treatment of opiate addiction. Similar to opiates such as Methadone, Subutex® and Suboxone® are designed as a replacement for injected and snorted opiates such as heroin. Buprenorphine, a derivative of thebaine, provides pain relief and also produces a narcotic high. In fact, Buprenorphine was originally used for pain relief purposes over many years ago.
Subutex® is a brand name for buprenorphine in its pure form. Suboxone® combines buprenorphine with naloxone, an opiate antagonist. Buprenex® or Suboxone® is easier to eventually stop using.