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What are the side effects of Buprenorphine?

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Posted on Sat, 16 May 2015
Question: buprenophine? too strong for driving car? What is catecholamines and metanephrines?
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Chemicals made by nerve tissue such as adrenal gland

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Buprenorphine dose of 5 mg as transdermal patch does not cause drowsiness or blurred vision which may prevent you from driving a car. A dose of 10 mg or higher generally causes side effects such as feeling dizzy, sleepy and blurred vision.

The patch is used to treat severe pain as you are experiencing and each patch lasts and controls pain for about 7 days after which you have to replace it with a new one.

Catecholamines and Metanephrines are chemicals made by nerve tissue including the brain and the adrenal gland. They are found in urine and blood. We tests its presence in urine and blood to diagnose an adrenal gland tumor called pheochromocytoma.

A 24 hour urine test for pheochromocytoma is considered positive if the catecholamine and metanephrine level exceed two times the upper limit of normal.

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Dr De
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Follow up: Dr. Monish De (13 hours later)
My last blood draw was done 11/18/15
TSH(thyroid hormone) was 1.81
Blood sugar 102
blood count 24
What is considerd normal reading for thyroid? Does hight and weight make difference? I'm 4'11 weigh 119.
Have physical set for May 21, same as last year. asking that he makes sure to test for ,what you shared, telling them I had been doing some research and curious about some of my problems.
also 24 hour urine test? how does that work?
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
TSH is normal

Detailed Answer:
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Normal level of TSH varies between 0.5 and 4.0 mIU/L.

Your TSH is absolutely normal.

A 24 hour urine collection is a simple diagnostic procedure that measures the components of urine.

Twenty four hour urine collection is performed by collecting a person's urine in a special container over a 24 hour period.

The container must be kept cool during this time until it is returned to the lab for analysis.

Normal level of total urine catecholamines in 24 hrs of urine is between 14 - 110 mcg/24 hours.

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DR DE
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What are the side effects of Buprenorphine?

Brief Answer: Chemicals made by nerve tissue such as adrenal gland Detailed Answer: Hi Buprenorphine dose of 5 mg as transdermal patch does not cause drowsiness or blurred vision which may prevent you from driving a car. A dose of 10 mg or higher generally causes side effects such as feeling dizzy, sleepy and blurred vision. The patch is used to treat severe pain as you are experiencing and each patch lasts and controls pain for about 7 days after which you have to replace it with a new one. Catecholamines and Metanephrines are chemicals made by nerve tissue including the brain and the adrenal gland. They are found in urine and blood. We tests its presence in urine and blood to diagnose an adrenal gland tumor called pheochromocytoma. A 24 hour urine test for pheochromocytoma is considered positive if the catecholamine and metanephrine level exceed two times the upper limit of normal. Regards Dr De