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User Reviews for Buprenorphine

Also known as: Buprenex, Butrans, Subutex

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Opiate Dependence 77 reviews 7 medications
   
9.3
Pain 57 reviews 906 medications
   
8.0
Chronic Pain 57 reviews 106 medications
   
7.8
Summary of Buprenorphine reviews 191 reviews 8.4

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "I have been on 12 mls of methadone for over a year so I give subutex a go, the first day I had 4mg and felt ok, not great but better then I expected. Day 2: 6mg I feel rough as hell, I want to cry all the time and it feels like I'm crawling out of my skin. Day 3: still feel bad does anyone know how long this will last my keyworker keeps saying I should not be worried but I know how I feel bad"

   
6.0

calli23 August 26, 2015

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For Pain: "My doctor RX Bup in a tablet form for pain. RX 8mg but that's way to strong. Hard to break in fours. Anyone else take in tablet form and if so any side effects? I seem to have some body itch?"

   
7.0

Kloey (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "I love my Butrans patch!!! And it has relieved more than half of my pain, and I know this because I only have to take less than half of my pain killers now that I am on the patch! I change my patch every Saturday, but if I miss 24 hours my pain starts to reside again. If you are not a heavy drinker I would advise trying this patch!!!"

   
10

G-Spot Candy August 6, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "After 20 yrs of tension-migraines, 10 years of fibromyalgia and an SI sprain to the left hip, I thought I'd never know normal again. I can fake being well enough to make others comfortable, but I rarely am. Butrans was prescribed 3 months ago and my constant inconsistent days of pain from 3-9 varying on weather, mood, stress, exercise etc. is finally becoming more stable! The lows are gone. The higher peaks are 6-7 now and more rare. I'm on 15mcg/hr every 7 days. Slight itching at patch site but with proper skin prep and rotation I've had no other issues. This med, and low dose percocet ave given me my life back! Constipation has been my only side effect, but it is nothing compared to what I've lived with for so long."

   
8.0

Lila MK July 30, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "levels the pain out but creates severe fatigue - still have to use tramadol but in lower doses."

   
6.0

jpaco (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "It makes the pain bearable. Little side effects and easy to use since it is changed only once weekly. It makes my fibromyalgia manageable."

   
8.0

Kcatz July 26, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have been dealing w chronic pain since a lower back injury took place in 2003. I was injured again in 2013 which left me numb in both arms and legs. I have been on pain medication for 12 long years and has taken it's toll in every part of my life. I have gone without, taken too much, stopped cold turkey. I have been on 50 mg of fentanyl, 12 mg diluadin, 15 mg Valium, 80 mg norco, 80 mg Percocet, basically everything under the sun. I have tried subtext and suboxen to help stop. I will now try this to see how it goes. No I'm not a junky. I do suffer from more injuries and have had more surgeries than wish to type out. I never thought I would go down this evil path of drugs to help me live a so called "normal life". We will see what happens next,"

Aww Hell July 23, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "I just started this yesterday, so I will continue to update on it. My low score doesn't indicate that it isn't working for me, just that is not yet had a chance to. So far though I have been up the entire night itching. Not at the application Site, but all over just like I do when I'm coming down from morphine, or other anesthesia after surgery. I hope that this passes because I'm very optimistic that this will work for me. My doctor just switched me to Butrans yesterday to replace Norco and baclofen because my breakthrough pain was just getting so frequent and so severe that the other drugs were worthless. Reading everybody else's stories though makes me feel very optimistic about Butrans."

   
4.0

VgoATX July 23, 2015

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For Opiate Dependence: "I had a very good experience on this medication from opiate dependency, it actually helped me get off opiates better than most other "treatments". I was prescribed Subutex (because I have hep C from injecting) instead of Suboxone. I never once tried to inject it or take it any other way than sublingual, I had no desire too. It worked wonders with me up until they switched me from Subutex to Suboxone. Well apparently they changed the law where I live, and only pregnant women or breast feeding women can remain on it, unless of course your allergic to Suboxone. I've been having a horrible time with the Suboxone, headaches, stomach aches, and it doesn't work as well. I wish they never passed that law."

   
10

HateTheNewLaw (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 13, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I have been on suboxone/bup for over 5 years for chronic back pain. At 1st it was a miracle drug(sub) but over the years I was switched to bup. At about the 5 year mark the drug(bup) stopped its effectiveness so I switched back to suboxone. Same story the drug gradually lost its effect on my pain so tramadol was added. Soon I found myself In serotonin crisis. I had falls, shakes and memory loss. My Dr doesn't believe me about the sub not working anymore. Is there anyone out there that has been on the drug suboxone or buprenorphine for 5 years for chronic pain. I would love to hear from you"

   
5.0

Mindreiter July 4, 2015

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Me again. 5 months later on Subutex. I now need two 2mg and my tramadol. I still have pain. It seems my back condition has become worse. (MRI shows no bone problems) Strange as for a few weeks it was better and I needed less pain relief. I'm upset by this pain and I'm on Gabapentin and benzo's on top of this lot. This just slows down my breathing and makes me drunk. Still, I'm in severe pain. I do not know what to do now. "

   
6.0

ThatJamesUpdate July 2, 2015

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For Pain: "Multiple back and neck issues from accident. This helps me get through me daily routine without euphoria or other effects."

   
8.0

I was in severe Pain July 2, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "I was on oxycodone and tramadol soma and valium before the patch. Day 1-3 was rough dizzy, stomach ache, faintness I'm on 10mcg. On upper right arm. I have bathed in a little low level bath less hot than normal avoiding the arm. It has stuck just fine. I lean over to get out and wash my hair with a cup works fine. Still not wet. I LOVE I have no pills but the tramadol and valium now. I take about 200mg of tram a day and 20mg of valium. Down from ALOT the Dr. also gave me Wellbutrin at the same time as I am OCD and has severe pain depression as I am very active and love to live life. I hate the bed and I hate not being active. I have slowly began to get back to active and this patch is a God send. I noticed pain relief slow as time went by."

   
8.0

JustReliefPlease (taken for less than 1 month) June 28, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Patch came off 1 day after applying, manufacturer would not replace. I am very disappointed with how the whole situation was handled. I do not plan on using the butran patches again."

cadyanne June 20, 2015

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "Saved my life. Over 5 yrs clean, followed Drs orders and it's been a Godsend, also: tdp12345, if you are not feeling supported and able to get off of it right now than stay on it, who says you have to ween off quickly? This medication has been very successful as a long term treatment option for addiction just like people with diabetes take their insulin. My opinion is the positives of this miracle drug outweigh the risks of what could happen if you let your cravings take you to drugs again. Do what "YOU" have to do for "YOU". Don't listen to what others think. Find a good doctor who cares and stay on a treatment that works for you. God Bless."

   
10

Savedmylife June 19, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "I had a good experience overall with the Butrans 15mg patches. Suffered from a bad car wreck leaving me with severe occipital nerve pain, migraines, bulging disc in my neck and back. Damage to L5, S1 in a fall and fibromyalgia. I tried so many meds was a ginea pig for trial and error. Tried every pain med that was available and found I was allergic to all but two. After 10 plus years of being in pain I was finally able to get out of bed in the morning and sleep through the night. I could function without the drowsiness or loopy feeling pills left behind. I would recommend this to anyone in cronic pain not part time pain. The only side effects I encountered were 2 years later and are ichy, redness and blistering like rash at application site"

   
10

ELLA32 June 17, 2015

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "It is a wonder drug for me it saved my life. It is so worth taking if you use as doctor tells you and finish the program. And must have the will to stop opiates."

   
10

god send June 14, 2015

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Good for pain. Actavis is a scrappy generic but the others are fine. Do not discntinue too fast PERIOD"

   
10

Billly25 May 30, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Great pain relief but having some facial numbness."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 28, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I've been a chronic pain patient for about ten years. Tried Vicodin, Percocet, Fentanyl and Tramadol separately and combined with just marginal results. My body always felt off taking these meds. Stomach issues, aches that weren't there before. The best results I've got with pills, was Suboxone or Subutex and felt good about the opportunity to FINALLY try Butrans patches. The 10mcg Butrans patch really made a positive difference with my body chemistry. No problems with the adhesive, no weird body feelings, just sweet relief. When I forgot to change the patch after seven days and the medication wore off ... I could really feel what the Butrans patch was doing for me."

   
10

Anon Y. Moose May 27, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "To be fair to the Butrans patch, I didn't give it a long trial run. I had to take it off in less than 24 hours because the side effects were so severe. Previously I had taken Percocet as needed, but because of the good reviews, I decided to try the Butrans patch. It was a really bad idea. The patch put me into a terrible withdrawal from Percocet only hours after applying it. I had severe akathisia (restless body), stomach pain, diarrhea, and I even started seeing things & hearing conversations in my head. It also made my pupils huge, so anyone who saw me must've known that I was high. It was so embarrassing! I couldn't get that patch off fast enough. I'd rather live with the pain from my spinal fusions, than ever try Butrans again."

   
3.0

BelleSomnium (taken for less than 1 month) May 22, 2015

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For Pain: "At age 55 I fell off the roof and I had pain in my tail bone. Nothing showed on X-ray, CAT scan, MRI'S either. So I was given hydrocodone and tylenol 3, a pat on the head and was basically told to suffer. Surgery was denied, I was in so much pain I didn't care. All the medical society abandoned me. So one day I said good by and took all the pills I could find and tried to commit suicide. Didn't work, sent to psyc. ward and started on buprenorphine. What a God send. I have been mostly pain free for 6 years. Yea I'm 'hooked' but I am so blessed for it. ps. I am also 'hooked' on insulin. Dependent not addicted."

   
10

suicidal pain man May 18, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "To the person who had itching and raised surface around the bhutran patch. I had the same problem and it turned out to be that i was allergic to the glue that held the patch on. Silicon is the culprit."

Fakir May 10, 2015

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have been living with chronic pain from fibromyalgia for 15 years and have tried all different meds. Subutex is the only med that gave me a quality life ."

   
10

Eveforpeace (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 28, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I've been taking 6 a day 5/325 hydrocodine and 6 tramodol for three years for three different rods from compound tib fib fractures, pins in wrist, crushed upper vertebra and various other broken bones from 20 year motocross professional (quads). Now 37 years old backs been getting worse they prescribed me up to 20mcg a week gonna start on ten tonight I'll let everyone know if it works better than the stuff I've been using..hope so."

duncan5858 April 17, 2015

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