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User Reviews for Buprenorphine

Also known as: Buprenex, Butrans, Subutex

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Opiate Dependence 73 reviews 7 medications
   
9.3
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8.0
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7.9
Summary of Buprenorphine reviews 172 reviews 8.5

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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."

   
10

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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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "My pain Dr suggested Butrans. Butrans works for me. Takes my pain level down to 3 or 4 and that is manageable for me. The only problem I have with the patch is I am allergic to the adhesive. I have to use a spray steriod prior to placing the patch. So far it has worked. No itching or whelps. I have a hard time getting it approved through both my insurances. It takes a couple of days to finally getting it approved. I rarely have to take my breakthrough pain meds and I like that."

   
9.0

JustCarolyn December 29, 2014

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I was given Butrans 10 after gallbladder surgery, and ended up with adhesions, I started the patches 1 every 7 days and was shocked the next morning after applying it the day before, I had been getting up in the night to take Norco 10 and also 3 to 4 Norcos during the day, the first 3 months the 10 mg worked great with 2 Norco during the day, some days only 1 Norco. Then when I started the fourth month I realized I was having to get up in the night and take a Norco, I would wake up my knees and legs killing me, I have put up with this for 6 weeks, when I return to the dr tomorrow I will ask if he needs to up my mg to a 15 or 20, the Butran 10 had worked great at first I guess my body just got used to it and I need to ramp it up."

   
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alvis-red (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 28, 2014

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I started on the 10mg but still had a lot of pain for 4 weeks. So now my Dr started me on the 15mg and now I am pain free. Love love love it. "

   
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Mamma Bear 1997 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 14, 2014

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have severe back pain and already require round the clock pain with a Transtec 35, micrograms (buprenorphine) transdermal patch and thought it would be enough until I experienced horrible breakthrough pain! My Tramadol did not really help with breakthrough pain. I was placed on 60mg of codeine Hydrochloride and later 10mg Oxycodone and they also failed. I did not wish to try much higher doses of these medicines because of tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia concerns. After hours of research I found the answer and made a suggestion to my Dr. He agreed to add Subutex for breakthrough pain and it worked very well. Great team work. EXCELLENT RESULT!"

   
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ThatJames (taken for less than 1 month) December 11, 2014

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Taking Butrans for 90 days....10 mg patch.....I love how it helps to control the highs and lows of sharp pain....keeps an evener feel"

   
8.0

caseyq (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 3, 2014

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For Opiate Dependence: "I've been on the Suboxone program for over 13 years. I am now weening once again but have had nothing but complete success on this medication. I would recommend it for anyone addicted to heroin or methadone or any opiate for that matter. A HUGE thumbs up! "

   
9.0

SouljaOfLove November 21, 2014

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For Opiate Dependence: "Had been using Opium for two decades twice daily, so significant. Chose to detox using Subutex, was given 8mg having abstained from my last Opium use 12 hours earlier. This was an unmitigated disaster, sent me into chronic withdrawal. Second time I researched extensively, cut my opiate use right down and left it nearly 30 hours before Subutex. Was given 4mg, this time the medication's effectiveness was impressive. It met the positive reviews I'd read online, and then some. It provides the most incredible slow incline to it's peak however, most importantly (for me) didn't impede thought or activity. It appears to offer so much more than other treatments for opiate addiction. To sum up, just remarkable!"

   
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Pink lobster (taken for less than 1 month) November 21, 2014

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "I have not been on it longer than 2 days yet. I have a weeks patch at 20mg. I have results but I'm still in some pain. My DR has told me to use a further 10mg patch! I will add this on Monday and write again."

   
8.0

JakeFukk (taken for less than 1 month) November 21, 2014

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Buprenex (buprenorphine) for Pain: "My cat was given Buprenex oral after surgery. I'm assuming it worked on his pain but now that he's off of it he's "seeing ghosts in the house" and slinking around in fear. Hallucinations are one of the side effects. Just letting other pet parents know what can happen. I'm sure it will wear off but for now it's just upsetting to watch."

   
10

Agirlnamedpete (taken for less than 1 month) November 16, 2014

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "Subutex saved my life hands down. I was an out of control opiate addict before I finally admitted my problem to my doctor. I was put on a Suboxone first, but had negative reactions to the naloxone in it (rashes and swelling). The Subutex was more effective too. I had to stop taking it cold turkey when I got pregnant and suffered some pretty rough withdrawals symptoms (nothing as bad as detoxing from oxycodone though). A few months ago I was diagnosed with a kidney stone and was prescribed opiates to treat the excruciating pain. I immediately started abusing them and found myself back in the clutches of addiction. I just got back on Subutex today. I'm so thankful for this medication. I know I can regain control of my life again!"

   
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PastAddict (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 24, 2014

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