Buprenorphine can be used for pain management. However, different formulations of the medication are often used for pain.
Suboxone (buprenorphine) is specifically created and formulated for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. Pain management providers may use different formulations of buprenorphine, depending upon the needs of their pain patients. However, Suboxone (buprenorphine) is not the typical formulation a pain provider would prescribe. Patients who take Suboxone (buprenorphine) who also have pain issues may experience relief from the intensity of pain.