Like most medications, there are some risks that are associated with a probuphine implant. Buprenorphine, the medication administered through probuphine, is a partial opioid agonist. If neglected, inserting and removing the implant comes with a risk of infection.
The more common side effects are headache, nausea, toothache, constipation, depression, vomiting, back pain, mouth and throat pain. Some side effects include itching, pain, irritation, redness, swelling, bleeding or bruising at the insertion or removal site. Other side effects include liver problems as well as allergic reactions to the implant itself.
There also can be a decrease in blood pressure, which can make you feel dizzy or faint when you get up from sitting or lying down. You should never try to remove the implant yourself as the risks of infection will increase.
Please consult your medical physician to get a better understanding of probuphine if you have further questions.