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User Reviews for Buprenorphine

Also known as: Belbuca, Buprenex, Butrans, Subutex

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Opiate Dependence 85 reviews 7 medications
   
9.2
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7.9
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7.1
Summary of Buprenorphine reviews 244 reviews 8.1

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have a bulging disc in my lower neck and a herniated disc in my lower back. My pain level is very high. Percocet started to not work and I was put on the Butrans patch 20 milligrams. Within 36 hours I was so nauseous that I was vomiting. And when I wasn't vomiting I was in a constant state of wanting to vomit. It also created Great Depression and jerky movements in my body when I was trying to sleep. I would not recommend this medication for someone who has a weak stomach. It did help with my pain but the side effects were too great to stay on the patch."

   
1.0

LesMor5499 May 3, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I put this patch on on Friday. At first I felt dizzy and nauseous so I had to take a zofran and the feeling went away. It seemed like the pain relief was almost immediate, it was a 7.25 mcg/hr patch. Keep in mind that I've been taking other pain meds since 2004 for fibromyalgia and I had stopped them the day before in anticipation of this patch. I woke up in quite a bit of pain on Saturday and took a norco and with that and moving around I felt fine. I had to take a zofran Saturday, Sunday, and today for nauseousness but other than that I feel fine and the pain is gone. It has only been 3 days, but if it keeps working like this, I'm sticking with the patch. Very happy so far."

   
10

Mysticalgypsy (taken for less than 1 month) May 2, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have been on Butrans for 3 days on day 2 I woke up pain free. I have spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease and herniated disks L4-S1. I have been receiving injections in my spine for a a year and half and taking norco 10 every 4 hours combined with muscle relaxers. I am a nurse and I work on my feet 36 hours a week. I have felt better the last 2 days than I have felt in a long time. My husband is very active as I was before my back injury running, weights, rowing and today for the first time in a very long time I asked him to take me hiking. I feel like Butrans is a lifesaver! But again it's only day 3, so far no side effects!!"

   
9.0

Apatt May 1, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I started on 5mg and it worked for about a week I am now on 30mg and although I daren't stop using them I feel that they don't work as they should with these I am also on high dosage of pregabalin, duloxotine, co-codamol, my condition is getting worse and my patches don't help as they burn my skin :-("

   
5.0

petan (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 1, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "My doc gave me this to try for my low back pain. I could barely open the package and the thing didn't stick in my mouth. Awful experience and it made me nauseous. When I called the company, they didn't listen. Going back to try something the works."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 22, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have been on these patches for 5 years now starting at 5 mg I am now on 20 mg patches and worry if it gets worse what will happen, I cannot go without a patch for even 1 hour, my chemist makes me sign the controlled drug box and I used to get 2 months at a time now they will only give me 1 months worth even though I have been prescribed 2 months, they will not hold the second month for me so I have to get another prescription for the second month. does anyone know how I can get this sorted out."

   
9.0

moorlander (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 21, 2016

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For Pain: "Destroyed my back and a few other things in a horrible accident. Need 4 fusions and disk replacements also neck issues. Used Percocet's and MS contin for about 4 years. Did not up my dose but they do not work after about a year. Went on Suboxone then Subutex because the suboxone gave me headaches! Subutex at 2MG 2 times a day is a lifesaver for me with pain. It does not get rid of all of my pain I still take Advil and Alive just for breakthrough pain but it lets me live a fairly normal life without getting surgeries which docs say are 50/50 chance of feeling better!~ Only problem is some docs do not understand in Europe the are using this for pain already USA is behind."

   
9.0

Keeps working unlike pain meds (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 20, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have been on this for almost a full month, and can't wait to get off of it. The nausea has been awful, I was prescribed zofran which did nothing, and then was prescribed phenergan, it made it bareable. This has felt like being seasick 24/7, my pain management doctor will not change me to something new untill I see him again. If he doesn't take me off of this I will be looking for a new doctor."

   
1.0

Fiojo1961 April 10, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence: "Easy to start and easy to maintain on a daily basis"

   
9.0

Nicki c 123 April 9, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Woke up early in the a.m. 36 hours after applying 5 mcg patch on a Sunday for the first time; knew it had kicked in. Thereafter, pain relief so-so. By Thursday, definitely not impressed. Pain doc's office said it was OK to take hydrocodone "as I had been" prior, AND the patch at the same time. Don't think I want to spend the rest of my days out of a hot tub, doubtful that I will renew this Rx after one month. Some constipation."

   
5.0

Moishele April 3, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Gave no relief what's so ever, pain level stayed a 9 the whole month on the patch"

   
1.0

LSE1956 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 2, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I was prescribed this medication for RSD chronic pain I've been on this medication for approximately two and a half weeks now the nausea is awful vomiting the feeling of being seasick 24 hours a day I recalled my pain management doctor and explain the side effects of this was told I would have to stay on at the full 30 days had to recall a few days later to get prescribed a pill for nausea after two doses of that I still vomited I am now on the second day with the nausea medication and a Bellvue Co hopefully today is better most times the dissolving film does not dissolve completely almost 75% of the patches I have taken so far left what looked to be like a small piece of gum either stuck to my teeth or the side of the inside of my cheek"

   
1.0

Fiojo1961 March 31, 2016

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "Subutex took me off the street and helped me to be able to manage my life and het on the right path, just wondering if anyone else has had ankle/feet swelling since starting it? Thanks yall and good luck!"

   
9.0

bryantslife March 15, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "I have been on Butrans for about a week. Dealing with pain in my lower back for 25 years. Have received epidural shots in my L5 S1 area to no help. Was referred to a pain clinic. Was given a script for Butran 5mcg/1 hour. For the first time in 25 years I've had no pain. This has been a god send. No side effects no anything. I keep waiting for the pain to come back and it does not. I actually sleep now, can do more activities around the house then I could before, I'm not cranky anymore because of being in pain. So far no break through pain. Hope I don't get that. All I can say is YIPEE I'm pain free."

   
10

Slxtr23 (taken for less than 1 month) March 14, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "i have experienced no side effects from this drug. It has helped me through addiction and back pain."

   
8.0

marlboro man March 12, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "I've had back pain for 10 yrs from being an automobile mechanic. I had a fusion L3 TOS1. I'm also an addict. I've been on and abused every pain med there is so my tolerance is very high. I've found with butrans it keeps my pain away but no buzz so I don't abuse it. It's not as effective as fentenyl but its decent."

   
5.0

badback1983 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 11, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence: "I worked as a Head Start teacher for 18yrs without the buprenorphine I'm almost positive I would not be here. My then three yr old said to me mommie I miss you when your gone it still resonates in my subconnious I could be gone just in a split second. I called my doctor and told I want off these pills cause I want to be around to see my then only one child grow up. I started the buprenorphine treatment and my world has changed for the better. With prayers and comfort from my God and family we have made it this far.I have been on buprenorphine since 2009 but now since my doctor no longer has a practise and I can't work with the constant pain and I don't want to go down that long dark road again but If you go to a manager U r treated like bad"

   
10

NeiceyWill. (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 9, 2016

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For Pain: "After a long battle with chronic pain and medications I've decided to "kick" as I was taking my prescriptions and others' too much and too often. My biggest fear is that I'll still have the pain (lumbar s1-L5 herniated discs) with bi-lateral stenosis and siaticia , which will be a potential for re-lapse. I don't want to take their drugs anymore "big pharm". It's cheap and easy to get and get hooked, even if you are using them correctly. Anyway I had to go to a clinic for help as my doctor would surely just "cut me off" if I told him I was struggling or just give me more of the same. Today is day 1 on bup and 1 dose. 8mg dissolvable twice daily. It's been 23 minutes and I'm finally feeling better. Gives me hope."

   
5.0

BG Kris March 4, 2016

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "Will it took me off the streets n allowed me to live a normal working man's life. I still don't use. Just have a good sub. My Doctor knows his shit. I feel the post about the teeth deterioration.. Been on 2 yrs. They got bad. Methadone was worse"

   
8.0

JD129 March 2, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "So now after almost a year on the patch starting at 10mcg now at 15 mcg, doctor wanted to increase to 20 mcg but was a little nervous so I kept it the same. However, I'm thinking that I will increase to 20 next month so I can stop the tramadol all together. I hate being on tramadol. The variations of manufacturer switches make me sick I can't take mylan at all it about kills me like poison. But the patch itself is a life saver. I have a life again. The ONLY complaint I have is my Dr fought for Aetna to pay for it now they do so instead of $577 I pay $30.00 and last I get very little sleep. I have found myself sleeping literally sitting up with no idea how I got there - scary. I wake up MANY times a night I don't sleep a whole 2 hours through."

   
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JustReliefPlease (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 29, 2016

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I took subutex after my breast cancer surgery along with a 800mg motrin, worked very well, pain level got to around a 2 on the pain scale. I'm presently on it now, I have 3 crushed l vertebrae along with CA.,I'm comfortable. I only wish this had been around 30 years ago. Thanks"

   
8.0

61yo youngster (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 18, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have sacroilitis on my left side, there a bunch of stuff going on in my back that boils down to narrowing of my canal so there's contact at L5 and S1 nerve roots. I'm 37 years old. The pain started out of the blue upon waking one morning, mid-Nov '14. I'm grateful for this medication because it makes life bearable. I'm able to get in my car. Before this med, I often times had to lift my leg in because it hurt so much. I can grocery shop for 20-30 mins and not feel so bad making my husband do everything. I can cook! My only gripe is that it only seems to work for 5 days."

   
7.0

jjsh (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 14, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence: "This medication used the correct way can and will save lives!! I was using 20 to 30 Vicodin tabs a day my friend offered me heroin I said no and started suboxone it saved my life no question"

   
10

Jon Taylor III February 14, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have been on the Butran pain patch for several years now because of chronic back pain (23 years). I started with 20 mcg and now I'm on 15 mcg. It really helps with my back pain. I hate taking anything that blurs my mind and this by far doesn't do that. I am tired a lot ( I have CFS) and I drink a lot of water. This medicine saved my life. I am now walking, swimming (I apply a waterproof bandaid over patch) stretching, and housework. My life is so much better. I am not pain free but on a scale of one to ten, ten being the worst - I am a three. For almost 20 years I was a ten. "

   
10

KatieKateisme February 4, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Works most of the time but I still take Tylenol 3 for breakthrough pain. Works better when placed on upper body.... tried it on legs and butt and had lesser effect. WORST PART ABOUT BUTRANS PATCH: The plastic medication patch is square. It digs into your skin. By day 2, I start to itch from the jabbing. When I remove it, I have 4 puncture wounds from each corner. MAKE IT ROUND!!!!"

   
9.0

clairewise1 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 26, 2016

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