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Buvidal - Buprenorphine Subcutaneous Injection

Based in London, The OAD Clinic is a globally recognised clinic specialising in opioid treatment with Buvidal injection UK -wide.

Our clinic in central London offers Buvidal doses along with bespoke Buvidal maintenance treatment. Buvidal is a small (1ml) subcutaneous injection containing buprenorphine that effectively blocks the feel-good effects of opiates, thereby removing your cravings and risk of relapse. This new buprenorphine prolonged-release injection is supplied in a pre-filled syringe to be administered under the skin weekly or monthly as Buvidal doses. ​

With Buvidal doses at The OAD Clinic, there is no need for frequent visits to your chemist nor supervised consumption.

How does Buvidal Work?

Buvidal has been developed for the treatment of opioid dependence (heroin, morphine, painkiller addiction) as part of a medical and psychosocial programme.

Buvidal has been designed for flexible dosing and is available in different strengths, enabling treatment to be tailored to the patient's individual needs and for each stage of treatment journey. This formulation prevents opioid withdrawals and also, due to the strong buprenorphine binding to opioid receptors, blocks opioid use on top. This means that while on Buvidal, the patient will be effectively blocked for heroin or other opioids in case of lapse or relapse.

Buvidal is part of our comprehensive treatment programme which includes counselling, regular  monitoring and healthy lifestyle changes.

Click for more information about Buvidal on NICE and European Medicines Agency websites.

How effective is Buvidal?


Buprenorphine as a tablet or film vs. Buvidal injection

Buprenorphine is safe, effective and the most widely used treatment for opioid dependence globally, usually available as a sublingual tablet or film that patients take daily. However, this form of administration has a number of drawbacks. These include frequent trips to the chemist, supervised consumption, travelling with a controlled drug, potential loss or theft, and the need to always keep it safe away from children. A Buvidal depot injection solves all these complications.


The most distinctived benefits of Buvidal are:

  • Controlled use

  • Long-lasting - Buvidal doses can be administered as weekly or monthly doses

  • Buvidal doses prevent withdrawal symptoms, so the patient can focus on therapy, eliminating drug related thought patterns and behavioural changes

  • Minimised opioid cravings

  • Buvidal injections are a viable alternative to methadone (for patients who are unable to use methadone as treatment medication)

The buprenorphine contained in a Buvidal injection is delivered through FluidCrystal. This is, a versatile, cutting edge drug delivery technology designed and utilised for long-acting treatments. It was created to improve therapeutic performance, treatment adherence and clinical outcomes – and ultimately the patient’s quality of life. This technology provides optimal performance for Buvidal injections.

Click here to access 3 case studies published Case Reports in Psychiatry 2019 by our medical director.

Buvidal treatment is now available to The OAD Clinic patients.


Countries We Serve


The OAD Clinic is an internationally recognised addictions clinic specialised in, Buvidal maintenance treatment programmes. Buvidal maintenance treatment is also available to patients from Egypt, India, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. We encourage individuals from these countries with a substance use disorder to get in touch with us.

Your journey to recovery starts here. Get in touch with us today for more information.

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