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User Reviews for Buprenorphine

Also known as: Buprenex, Butrans, Subutex

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Opiate Dependence 75 reviews 7 medications
   
9.3
Pain 54 reviews 912 medications
   
8.0
Chronic Pain 53 reviews 105 medications
   
7.9
Summary of Buprenorphine reviews 182 reviews 8.4

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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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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "I have a broken tail bone and an L4 fracture, didnt want pain pills so dr prescribed Butrans. Within 1 hour of putting 5mg patch on I was dizzy and light headed. I went to bed and woke up still in pain and still dizzy. Day 2 nausea kicked in and still dizzy, by after i had to call dr because i had a bad headache and very nauseated. Took Dramamine and helped a lil. Day 3 - i felt very out of it when i woke up, by 11am, i was extremely nauseated, dizzy and shaking. Took a Dramamine and ate lunch, this did not help felt horrible at work. I took the patch off at 12 noon and had to leave work. I am home and its 6 hours later, shaking has stopped, still very nauseated and dizzy. Very upset because the back pain had almost been totally gone"

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2015

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "I've been on subutex for 5 years. I am now being tappered. I've been tappered 1 whole tablet in less then a month. I am trying my best to take care of my newborn and toddler. I have nobody at ALL that will help me with them so that I can come off. That's making me have panic attack, severe depression, and anxiety. Does anybody have any helpful advice."

   
10

tdp12345 March 6, 2015

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "It has helped me out tremendous."

   
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gbuchanan February 21, 2015

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "I'm 26 and from Scotland and I was addicted to heroin. Luckily at the age of 17 I was told about Subutex by my councillor. I had been on a methadone prescription but was left without a chemist. So this left me back on heroin. I never liked methadone as it gave me a similar feeling of heroin the drowsiness, brain fog, bad memory, no appetite. My councilor put me on Subutex I was so gratefull she was so lovely about my situation not having a chemist she met me every day to give it at my home. Not sure if she was meant to do that but she showed belief in me. I started of at 16mg and I instantly stopped using. I've been clean for 9 years now. I receive 2mg suboxone & 4x 0.4mg Subutex daily. I hope to tapper off completely."

   
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bridget0135 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 4, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Great improvement with the patch. I have joint pain and deterioration of the spine and my mobility has come back to where I can now do household tasks, go out to events, dining and visiting friends. Started with 5mcg and gradually increased to 15mcg. The side effects have been rough to deal with. First the itching skin and then blistering. Swollen ankles. Night sweats. Some of this is worse than others. But how can I get this level of relief with something else? I will find out about Kenalog spray recommended by another writer here. Swollen ankles, elevate and ice. Night sweats, do not sleep on the patch. I keep hoping my body will adjust to the adhesive and medication after time. I will keep using Butrans."

   
9.0

Vegas Corky January 30, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I saw in the comments that someone had an allergic reaction. I thought interesting. After 10 weeks of wearing the patch I develop some itching around the edges. The next week I had intense itching as if bit by mosquitoes. I removed the patch and tried one more patch. The reaction started after 2 days, mild itching to a very discrete raised red patch the exact size of the patch. I don't know if it's the patch or the medication but will have to discontinue use. Too bad since it really worked well at alleviating my pain at night"

   
5.0

Azpainpatient (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 30, 2015

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "So far Butrans has been a lifesaver. I've been on every nerve medication and pain killer for the past 6 years. I was taking 10 Oxycodone every day just to stay functional. 1st day on the patch I didn't think it was going to work. The next day I woke up almost pain free for the first time in years. It made me realize how bad my pain had actually been. Butrans has been nothing short of a miracle for me. No more pills (except Mobic). No more roller coaster of highs and lows of pain medicines. Just relief. It's only week 2 but the difference is amazing. Some minor side effects, little sleepy, subtle headache, but that's about it. I feel almost 100% normal again. I honestly had almost forgotten what normal felt like. Thanks Butrans!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 30, 2015

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "I was addicted to Heroin for almost three years. I tried everything from Suboxone to methadone to tapering and even cold turkey but Subutex was the only thing that worked. Subutex has truly saved my life."

   
10

markimarki (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 24, 2015

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "After 10 years of taking OXY-HYDROCODONE for pain for a condition that I still have and they still prescribe me this meds, but since I have been taking them for so long us the users taking them legally or not after a while our body gets immune to them that the dose that the doc says to take every 4-6 hrs it doesn't have the same effect anymore so what do we do we take more. So as the year was coming to an end I decided to start the new one opiate free so here I am I haven't taken any opiates this year and I feel good, different it's been so long that I forgot what a normal life feels like but to tell you the truth I feel awesome and it's all because I decided to take Subutex to end this once and for all and it's doing a good job...magic pill."

   
9.0

itzaloc (taken for less than 1 month) January 10, 2015

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