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User Reviews for Buprenorphine

Also known as: Belbuca, Buprenex, Butrans, Probuphine, Subutex

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7.9
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7.0
Summary of Buprenorphine reviews 253 reviews 8.0

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Not only does the medicine not work, I've had diarrhea for two weeks and it only sticks to my teeth. The "yellow" side to my cheek sticks to nothing! I would not recommend this medicine to anyone. And like someone said, the package is impossible to open! I just keep cutting until I darn near cut into the medicine square. Nothing good about this medicine!"

   
1.0

Not recommended (taken for less than 1 month) May 30, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "As a healthcare professional I was excited to try this medication as I have been on numerous pain medications all of which are CII's. I thought, wow this could be a great new medication. For pain control, it has been okay, not the best, I have been on this 2 months at the 300 level, I was just switched to the 600 level, so we will see if it improves. Buckle delivery is different - placing it on your cheek, it does not always dissolve, even when the mouth is wet. It does leave a residue on my teeth and cheek, again with a wet mouth as instructed. It is some times un able to sick, wet ten mouth and all, so it will curl up and I end up swolling it, but not able to dose again until 12 hours later. I have found the squares are broken in half."

   
3.0

DrG78664 May 27, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I had a serious back injury November 5th yr 2000. I have had all types of aquatic therapy physical therapy, stimulation therapy and multiple types of different pain and muscle relaxers. after only being on Belbuca for less than a month it's the first time I can get up in the morning without help and am able to tie my own shoe laces. This medicine is a miracle for me and the most surprising thing is there are no side affects. Love tying my own shoe laces again!!!!"

   
7.0

COLER1956 May 23, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I was put on Butrans 10mcg, after getting them painful shots. I still had some 5mg oxycodone, I thought the 7.5 hydrocodone worked better than the 5mg oxycodone. The patch never worked for me with the 5mg pill with it, but when the pill was gone a week or so later, I thought I would walk down to the store. I didn't take my cane & I hurt so bad I just wanted to sit. I continued to wear the patch until my next Dr. appointment. I told the nurse itdidn't help my pain, they didn't want to give me a low dose break through pain pill. I told them to keep it, I don't want it if it don't work. then the next appt. he does shots again & don't write me anything for pain. I thought that was what they're suppose to do help with your pain!!!"

   
2.0

MStarnes (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "Been on this for 4 months now and it has brought relief that I hadn't had in yrs. I have too many issues to name. My dose was upped this month to 7.5. I found that after abt 5 days the patch is wearing off. Last month the dr changed the rx to every 5 days instead of 7 but this presented a bit of a problem w/ins filling it. Since there's only 4 in a box I had to go back on day 20 to fill again (w/additional copy). Still, every 5 days was better but I did still have breakthrough pain. The prob for me was that the dr changed me from 4x a day tramadol to 3x a day so I still had issues This is my 2nd week on higher dose and back to 4x day tram. The patch is good but I have rash/itch at app site and contstipation that I didn't have w/Norco."

   
6.0

JustAMess (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 14, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I would rather take nothing than taking this medicine. My stomach is constantly upset. Diarrhea four days in a row. I can't wait to call my Dr tomorrow."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 8, 2016

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For : "Since the 1990s, successful research has been done on buprenorphine for severe depression. I started taking buprenorphine tablets in January for depression At first I needed 1 mg. per day to immediately lift depression. Now I need 2 mg., which has worked well for the past 2 months or so. Buprenorphine for depression makes sense since opiates affect endorphin receptors. There is no euphoria, except at the beginning. There is no urge to take more than prescribed. I am just much less likely to spiral into despair, no matter what happens. Difficult to get for this purpose--I get it from a pain specialist. Side effect: constipation."

   
9.0

Luci R. May 6, 2016

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "I had a $1,000 dollar a month heroin habit. 3 days into withdrawal I went to a Methadone clinic. Was on Methadone, 150 mg's for 6 months before I started a 5 month taper to jump to Subutex. While Methadone kept me clean, it really slowed me down, I just kept going up & up in mg's. The taper off Methadone was brutal. Was induced onto Sub last October. The first 3 weeks on 16 mg's of Subs I had a lot of speedy side FX, feeling really wired, insomnia, I was nervous it wouldn't go away bc I *hate* being anxious, feeling fast. Third week in the side FX just stopped. I could sleep, I was normal. I'm on 24 mg's Sub, I had a big H habit, I feel 100% normal. I do not crave junk. It saved my life. Been off H since Dec 2014. I love life! Miracle med!%u2661"

   
10

LoverOfLife May 5, 2016

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "I truly believe this drug is a miracle drug. I had been on high doses of oxycodone, methadone, oxycontin 80 mg, and opana 30 ER for about 14 years and when I tried to stop on my own the w/d's were so bad that it was impossible for me. I was put on subutex for 2 months (my choice for discontinuing) 8 mg a day. I weaned myself off within two months and I did experience very slight w/d's, but nothing I couldn't deal with for about 2 weeks. Mainly I believe that I just didn't know how to live drug free so my emotions were like a roller coaster for a couple weeks. Pushing through though is the key because your mind will tell you this will never end, but it does and pretty quick if you stay committed and stay away from bad choices."

   
9.0

Lisa Kittrell (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 5, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "Butrans patch took away all my pain"

   
10

Edmondar1212 (taken for less than 1 month) May 4, 2016

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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."

   
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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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