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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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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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For Pain "Butrans patch took away all my pain"

   
10

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

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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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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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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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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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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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