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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 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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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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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 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 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."

   
10

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

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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 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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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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For Chronic Pain "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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For Pain "It works pretty well for me until it starts to wear off on the 5-7th day. I think there should be 5 patches given a month instead of 4 per 28 days. Or the manufacturer needs to improve the quality and lasting power of each patch. I do have to admit without this medication, i would be unable to have a normal life. My pain level would be about an 8 on average without it, and thank goodness I was referred to my doctor by my orthopedic surgeon. I occasionally have a little itch under the patch when it gets wet. I hate that it is not more waterproof. I believe this is part of the reason they lose their strength. I do have Norco to supplement my pain relief, but if the patches would hold their potency, i wouldn't have to use the Norco."

   
9.0

TexasGranny (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 11, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "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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For Chronic Pain "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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For Chronic Pain "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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For Pain "I want to update since May 2015. It has been 6 months. I will say YES the pain patch works if your tolerant and give it time and have the correct dose. It does stay on it you folow directions and bathe correct. What I hate is I can't get in the sun. I live in Florida. I cant swim or it will start peeling they are not cheap. It has restricted my work outs. I have no more interest in it not sure why. I'm about to pick up my last box. I' going to slow the use of them by cutting them over time. I just put on my last patch for this box. Im going to wear it for 14 days not 7. Then I'm going to cut the next patch in 2 wear it 7 days and then the other 1/2 14 days. then the 3rd patch in 3. The same with 4th. I have tramadol if need be."

   
8.0

JustReliefPlease November 23, 2015

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For Pain "I have been on the Butrans Patch (20) for three weeks. The results have exceeded my hopes after years of enduring chronic pain related to Fibromyalgia. The relentless pain in my neck and back while sleeping has been reduced at least 90%. I am able to make my bed, bathe, cook and do laundry most days. I am more tired than normal, which is probably attributed to my increase in activity each day. The negatives so far include moderate agitation and mild itching and irritation at the location site."

   
10

PearlsGirl November 15, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "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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For Pain "I've been using this patch for 2 and a half months. It helps my pain a little but I feel that this stuff is a joke. I started at the 5mcg dose and am now on the 15mcg dose. My pain management doctor refuses to try something else. I stay nauseated and constipated. I get rash and blistering at the patch sites as well. It's all the bad side effects of pain medicine without the benefit of helping pain. The only good part is that it weakens considerably after 2-3 days so I get to eat some. It's worthless as a pain reliever for me."

   
2.0

not satistfied (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 23, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "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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For Chronic Pain "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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For Chronic Pain "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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For Chronic Pain "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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For Chronic Pain "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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For Chronic Pain "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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For Pain "I increased from 5mg to 10mg of butrans patch 3 days ago. My pain has eased quite a bit. However I'm getting this weird buzzing noises constantly in my head it increases when I blink to. Feels weird and irritating to. Wondering if this is anything to worry about. Feel really lightheaded and drowsy."

   
7.0

Julieveer53 September 17, 2015

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