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7.1/10 Average Rating

65 Ratings with 55 User Reviews

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"Patch worked great at first. Now I'm on the 20mcg and the itching is killing me. Now I am having a hard time urinating after being on this patch for over 3 years. Guess I will have to be in pain again. Don't get me wrong at first this was amazing but it's just not giving me the relief I need. Had to start using more breakthrough meds."

   
4.0

Traffikman312 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 22, 2016

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"I have suffered with RA from the age of 5 so for 45 years of pain. I am starting at the lowest dose with good results and limited side effects. Will probably need to incr. dose at next visit. But finally have some hope for a pain free day."

   
7.0

hopeful for painfree January 10, 2016

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"I have been on the patches for about four months and they really help. I have mild itching at the site and have little or no side effects. Sometimes I have a little dizziness. This may be due to the initial application being a little stronger upon the initial application. They are costly so ask your doctor for a discount card."

   
9.0

ewirman (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 4, 2016

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"Injured at work as an RN and had a spinal fusion with scar tissue issues. Butrans is awesome. Change the patch once a week-- no need for constant pill popping. Butrans makes the pain tolerable and I can forget about when I took the last pill and if I have taken too many. Pain is well controlled. Have decreased the patch from 10 to 7.5 and doing well."

   
10

NurseJm December 30, 2015

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"After reading the reviews I am scared to take these patches , my first worry I told the pharmacist was it falling off and possibly getting into the hands of my grandkids and she assured me it won't Reviews say different ...with all the negative reviews I think I will suck up this broken rib ..."

   
1.0

Susan ca November 2, 2015

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"fibromyalgia for 16 yrs, also have ostelarthritis. so much pain, I was given 5 norco , 4 soma daily. worked for pain, but wore off at night. would wake in severe pain and mild withdrawals, norco only lasts 4-6 hours. Was given butrans 10 mgs, upped to 15mgs in 1-2 months. Woke up with no pain, at first!! was allowed 3 norco, 3 soma for breakthrough. patches wore off often on day 5-6. after 18 mo. wake in pain again. breakthrough meds not sufficient. Have gained 30 lbs, I sweat until my clothes are drenched with slightest exertion. I wake 2-3 times nightly, I am exhausted all day. Sleep for 2-3 hours after kids go to school. side effects seem to have become more of a problem, and pain relief has lessened. hard to keep patches on."

   
3.0

momto11 (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 22, 2015

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"I have had spinal fusion, done with 6 discs herniated and a fractured vertebrae and a spinal stimulator put in and about 36 injections but was never a pain med. person until I could not walk. So I broke down and took the lightest dose of percocet 5mg. It worked for me but after surgery the pain was really really bad. so the Dr. started me on butrans 5mg but it didn't not do anything, so went to the 15mg but got very very sick, sluggish unmotivated just felt lousy BUT got rid of the pain. I have gone back down to the 10mg and stayed on that for a bout 6-8 months but I have just got tired of feeling lousy, and sluggish, so I went to the percocet 10mg as I need them and I have found what works for me. I hope it helped out."

   
7.0

cart-usa (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 21, 2015

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"Butrans causes depression, anxiety, dizziness, nausea. Do not get on this medication."

   
1.0

elle3 (taken for less than 1 month) October 11, 2015

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"Came back to update my experience with the butrans patch since my last review. I was on 10mcg now on 15 mcg, which was a rough time increasing. I was sick for about 2 weeks and had 2 ambulance ER visits with anxiety atttacks and vitals all over the place. A couple thingz. the pain is not all gone, it's stable but still there. I have still taken less tramadol and of course stopped the gabentin due to water weight, but I take a water pill also as I have gained about 20 pounds in the 4 months I started the patch (yes 20 pounds :/ ) I now eat nothing but yogurt, meat, raw veggies and protein bars and my weight won't budge :( in addition I wake up all night every night like clock work several times a night every 2-3 hrs. BEWARE"

   
3.0

JustReliefPlease (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 6, 2015

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"I had a series of heart surgeries two years ago due to constrictive viral and then bacterial pericarditis. I have fibrous muscles in my chest from the pressure of up to two liters of extra fluid inside my pericardium multiple times and then not healing properly after the surgeries. I have been in a lot of pain for the last two years. When I first took the patch I was shocked at how well it alleviated my pain, I was only on 5mcg/h, the smallest patch, and it worked wonders for me. At least for a while. After 6 months we have decided to stop the patch due to what seems to be opioid induced pain increases due to the mental effects of the drug. As well as some serious and stubborn constipation due to the opioid."

   
7.0

Alexander Zecharias (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 3, 2015

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"I became unconcious, and some how showed positive for cocaine. Don't really understand how this can happen. I've never taken "street drugs". As a result of the false positive I can't even get any Meds. The Drs. Are running so scared with all this miss use of pain killers, that they won't give it to the ones that need it."

   
1.0

taapiggie (taken for less than 1 month) September 24, 2015

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"I've been on Butrans 10 mcg since July. Today I noticed that my shirt, right where I had the patch was wet. I checked the patch and I could see a liquid seeping from the patch. With today being Saturday, I couldn't reach my doctor, so I got ready and went to the pharmacy. I guess the way I was feeling could be described as being extremely "high" and very jittery! Also my head hurt and I was nauseous! The pharmacist told me to remove the patch right away, and she gave me a piece of paper to stick it on and a zipper bag to close it up in. She said I was getting the full week long dose all at once, so I was in jeopardy of overdosing, if I wouldn't have caught it sooner! i don't know if I want to put another one on!"

   
2.0

ShellyRJ September 20, 2015

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"I have suffered back, knee and foot pain for years after two failed back surgeries. Finally given Butran patches and the relief was terrific. Here is the problem that led to me having to stop the treatment. The release of the medication in the patch is accelerated by heat and perspiration and I was overdosing myself by being to active. Even the sun on my shirt caused an overdose."

   
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Va. Pain September 11, 2015

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"exellent"

   
8.0

7878 September 6, 2015

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"Great pain relief but having some facial numbness."

   
8.0

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

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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."

   
10

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

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