Belbuca was manufactured to treat opioid addiction to ease pain caused by opioid withdrawal. However, recent medical literature has revealed that orally administered medications like Belbuca could cause severe side effects.
What is Belbuca?
Belbuca is an anti-opioid medication used to treat opioid (narcotic) addiction, manufactured by BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.
Belbuca contains the active ingredient buprenorphine and is administered via a dissolving film placed in the cheek.
The film relieves pain severe enough to require daily opioid treatment, acting upon the central nervous system to relieve pain.
The sublingual film is used to treat opioid (narcotic) dependence and helps combat severe withdrawal side effects when recovering from opioid addictions.
Opioid use addiction (OUD) is a serious epidemic in America today. The condition is responsible for most overdose deaths in the U.S. When someone is addicted to opioids; it becomes a drug that the person cannot live without, with irresistible cravings and compulsive drug use.
Belbuca has been associated with severe tooth decay, thought to be due to the acidity of the buprenorphine products. Since 2012, medical literature has reported tooth decay associated with the use of medications containing buprenorphine that are administered orally. In addition, the FDA reported hundreds of adverse events related to tooth decay annually. During this period, 40% of tooth decay incidents were labeled serious.
On Jan. 12, 2022, the FDA issued a warning that dental problems have been reported with medication containing buprenorphine that is dissolved in the mouth. Such dental side effects include any of the following:
- Oral infections
- Tooth decay
- Tooth loss
Product Liability Lawsuit
The drug Belbuca is alleged to have caused severe teeth injuries; however, the medication did not include any warnings relating to tooth decay, cavities, oral infections, or loss of teeth. These side effects have occurred even if the consumer has had no dental issues in the past.
Questions About a Belbuca Tooth Injury Lawsuit? Contact a Johnson//Becker Lawyer for a Free Case Review.
If you or a loved one have lost teeth or required tooth extractions following the use of Belbuca, you may want to speak with the lawyers at Johnson//Becker. We are currently accepting new Belbuca clients nationwide, and you may be entitled to financial compensation.
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