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Review by rayleneroyston (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: Butrans has been a lifesaver for me. Without it I cant move.

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March 20, 2014 12:53 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: Wow! For me this medicine is very effective. It only took 2 days for me to feel different. Seems that I'm always having this ache or that ache, but this is just unbelievable. If you are DIABETIC, I found that my blood sugar increased quite a bit.

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March 17, 2014 9:25 AM
Review by Fyl of Riverside (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
10

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: I have been on pain medicines since 1987 and an injury. I went through it all the way up to Lorcet. Then when they found out I had a liver condition, they switched me over to Butrans. About 30 minutes after taking it, I was out of pain, but I was also in a newer state of mind. On my previous pain killers, I assumed they were working. But with Butrans, once it hit me, I was VERY aware of being on a narcotic. NO pain and a nice buzz on the side. Thank You to Butrans.

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March 12, 2014 7:05 PM
Review by Happy man (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: Had back surgery in 2000. 3 rods 6 screws and bone put in L4 L5 S1. Had severe pain for 12 years. No sleep, ( 3 1/2 to 5 hours a night). No energy, seldom in good mood because of the pain. Sometimes down for 3 weeks at a time. Began Butrans 10 mcg last year and man what a difference. First week was getting 7 hours sleep and pain level went from 10 to 1 or 2. Has been that way for the last 11 months. Now getting blisters and rash at application site. Going to doctor this week. Hope he doesn't take me off. Really not looking forward to the return of a painful life.

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March 8, 2014 10:26 PM
Review by Candacewi5 (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: I have had chronic low back pain for 3 years. I have tried 30 injections, spinal cord stimulator, PT, oral meds, tens unit, etc. The Butrans patch is the 1st time I have had consistent relief ever! My pain without medicines is 8-9. I have pinched nerves that give me pain down both legs. I tried the 5,10, & 20 patch. All dosages lost effectiveness at the 5 day mark leaving me 2.5 days without relief. We finally found a 20mcg patch changed every 5 days is the magic dose. My pain levels stay between a 3 to 5. I have my life back and the only side effects I have is drowsiness. I sleep 4 or 5 hours a day plus a full night sleep!

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January 9, 2014 5:00 PM
Review by Maximus222: User Rating:  
   
10

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: After a my injury turned from acute to chronic my Dr. prescribed 10mcg patch. I was very skeptical since a patch seems very non-traditional but I gotta say it worked terrific. You put the patch on once a week and forget about pain/pills till the next week. So effective and convenient that multiple times I have forgotten to change it after a week. Only downside is no hot tub/baths and no direct sunbathing, a bummer when you live on the CA coast! Also no tolerance issues, was on same dose with same results for 2years.

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December 3, 2013 8:10 PM
Review by Love having my life back!! (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: Butrans 20mg gave me my life back. The side effect's are nothing compared to how I feel now being on this patch. Don't have the drowsy side effects that all the pills give a person. Now every so often I get what the doctor calls break through pain, then I take pills, Norco, Metaxalone, Indomethacin etc. Honestly I take a Indomethacin every night before bedtime, love those also. All I know is before the patches I was on the couch all day every day.

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November 14, 2013 8:13 PM
Review by snerd2123 (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: Have been on Percocet about twenty years, chronic low back and neck pain, leg pain, arthritis, bulging discs, impinged nerves. I have just learned to deal with it. A new dr gave me butans and put on patch last night, felt immediate rush, same feeling have gotten when have gotten iv morphine at hospital, worried it dispensed all the drug at once?? But I slept pain free for first time in about 25 yrs and Im at work now...have not yet started my day but I noticed I got in and out of car easily and walked to building without much pain for the first time ever...I am hoping it doesnt wear off quickly and have concerns it will eventually stop working. In 2007 was on fentynyl patch for several years, it stopped working over time

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November 13, 2013 2:05 PM
Review by Lolasmomma: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: I loved this at first. Was able to leave on for the full 7 days. The longer I left it on my skin started to itch. Now, still trying to use it, because it works so well, only can leave on for about 3 days before my skin is totally broke out. I am so disappointed because I'd rather not take pills.

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September 11, 2013 3:26 PM
Review by squidley (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
2.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: Chronic back pain after a motor cycle accident years ago. A couple of months ago started out on 5 mg then 10 then 15 now 20 mg and its not offering much relief at all. Doctor says it should be helping he doesn't believe its not so stalemate.

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August 21, 2013 9:25 AM
Review by MissyCT824 (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: For the last 7 years I've had cronic lower back pain due to L4-L5, L5-S1 bulg disc's and Arthritis. I'm only 30 years old. I've have 12 Epidural injections that gave me no Relief. Seen over 12 back /pain doctors and was told PT and NSAID's would be the way to go. All the doctors where wrong. I was in pain day and night. It never got better and kept me from having a normal life with my family. I have two girls ages 6, 14. My PA Told me to find a pain management center. For the next month I lived in pain. The pain was so bad some days. I finally got into a pain DR. They started me on Butran 10mg patch and Percocets 7.5/325, it's changed my LIFE! I'm pain free for the first time in 7 yr's. Patch works in 3 days!

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July 27, 2013 11:48 PM
Review by dogpaula (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: When the doctor gave me these patches I had a a "yeah right" attitude. I am stunned! I applied the first patch and 3 days later I had significant pain relief! I just applied my 2nd patch and I am able to resume doing a lot of things I haven't done in years. I had side effects at first, sleepiness, shakiness, and severe nausea but they passed within the first week. I am amazed and pleased at the effectiveness of these patches.

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July 6, 2013 12:38 PM
Review by ErikaRob6: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: I've had 2 surgeries, nerve stimulant, injections, nerve burns, Physical Therapy, chiro, acupuncture, and every medicine made. With 4 kids, I have to be able to drive, think and function. I have severe sciatica, hip & back pain. I am bone on bone with a rupture at L3/L4 and after the failed nerve stimulation my only option is fusion from L3 to S1 - NOT an option. I started Butrans about 6 months ago on 10 and moved to 20. I change every 5 days - my doctor wrote it that way - it wears off after 5. My pain breaks through some - but I have Norco which is less effective on the patch. It has to be put on carefully, precisely, & it itches, creates a slight rash and it occasionally comes off but I can't live without it. I don't feel high, I just feel relief.

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June 1, 2013 11:17 AM
Review by Elaine in pain (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: I too have had very good results, as well as the typical side effects. The itching at patch site drove me crazy to the point I could not use the patch. UNTIL......my doctor prescribed KENALOG spray to spray on before putting on the patch. Works wonders..you might want to give it a try. Insurance pays for it too. Good luck and sorry about your pain

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May 13, 2013 11:55 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: Was started on the 20...good for 2 weeks and then I got really dragged out...until I could get to the doctor. I would take it off for a couple hours and put it back on...just changed me to the 10 but this one isn't enough...had to take Lortab with it for the first time...will call and have her add the 5. My concern is the summer when I hike and swim...have to take it off as I might get too much medicine. Kind of defeats the purpose as I hurt when I am active.

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April 18, 2013 12:58 AM
Review by motor mouth: User Rating:  
   
10

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: I really think this is the best thing doctor's could have came up with. Out of everything that's out in our world today, I do believe this wonderful medication has a better chance on helping a lot of people. I thank the doctor's that came up with this medication.

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April 14, 2013 11:47 AM
Review by Micky D.: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: I had been on Suboxone for 4.5 years for pain management (off-label use) after many years of Percocet etc., for joint pain from rheumatoid arthritis. Moved from CA. to eastern Okla. and needed a new Dr. Found one, suggested I look into Butrans patch since my issue was not Opiate addiction. I have been on the 10 mcg patch for two weeks and it definitely works but I have an issue. Both weeks about 3 days in, I started having sweats, restless leg at night and a stronger than normal heartbeat. I pulled the patch and 8 hrs later all is OK. Don't like these side effects.

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April 2, 2013 12:44 PM
Review by James_A: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: I have chronic back pain that started from a skydiving accident, and have been in pain ever since. I tried so many medications and nothing worked. When I got Oxycodone long acting and breakthrough Flexeril my pain was reduced to 5/10. Come the evening, the pain got so bad that I needed to take more oxy. I just got this patch on Monday (March 4/2013), on the 5 dose. It took about 3 days to become effective. I woke up on Wednesday, and had no pain. I thought it was just a coincidence. Thursday comes, Friday, and still pain free. I actually stopped taking my long acting Oxycodone today. So I will see how the next few days will be once the medicine is out of my system. But I'm sure everything will still be pain free. I love this PATCH!!

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March 8, 2013 11:24 AM
Review by Tiwohunter: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: Butrans works. I have a hard time finding medicines that work, but plainly put this works. It does come with a price however, the patches are sometimes hard to keep on, showering becomes a true chore, the NextCare patches (to cover and waterproof the Butrans patch) are expensive and only last a few days. I wore Butrans for almost a year and in some places it has scarred me -leaving an outline of the patch on my skin. Also, the patch can itch MADLY in some places. Finally you must choose your location **PERFECTLY** or the patch will 'bubble' up or develop waves where the medicine is not making contact with your skin. Again, this patch works.

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February 18, 2013 1:18 PM
Review by bionic bunny: User Rating:  
   
10

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: After more than a year of asking for extended relief (and moving up to 60mgs Percocet with 40 mgs Flexeril) I was barely able to cook a meal, take a shower, ANYTHING that required standing. I was skeptical at first, but (hopefully I'm not jinxing myself), the ADDITION of the Butrans patch for me has been life changing. I often skip my oral doses, and I cooked TWO Christmas dinners. I cleaned my house, right now I'm painting a bathroom and bedroom, a few hours at a time.

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February 14, 2013 5:35 PM
Review by schlo5 (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: This patch has made a SIGNIFICANT difference in my stamina. Even though I do still experience pain, it takes longer to get to intolerable, but mostly, my recovery from a taxing day is significant less. I take FAR fewer pills and was even able to stop taking Ambien. I would recommend this to ANYONE who is truly looking for a better way to take care of their pain without all the opiates. Give it time, allow it to work and if you're taking a bunch of narcotics, it may take a little time for your body to adjust to the patch and its delivery of medication. Your body's tolerance is likely very high. But, if you can make through an adjustment period, there's a good chance this can work for you, too!

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January 1, 2013 2:38 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
10

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: No more daily ups and downs. My pain is covered for a week at a time with minimal cognitive deficits. It may not make all of the pain go away, but it definitely changed my life.

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November 16, 2012 12:27 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
2.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: Little pain relief with horrific side effects including suicidal thoughts. Have never been a depressive or suicidal type before.

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November 11, 2012 12:48 AM
Review by Donna_J: User Rating:  
   
6.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: I use the 20 patch for fibromyalgia and arthritis. I now use less of my other pain medicine. Overall I am very pleased with this product.

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October 21, 2012 10:11 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
7.0

Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: The 5mcg patch didn't work but I did notice an improvement with 10mcg. Combined with 10 mg oxycodone, I'm almost pain free. Only problem is that I am only prescribed oxycodone every 8 hrs. I know all you pain sufferers know oxy only lasts 4 hrs on a good day. Patch is now breaking out my skin.

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October 17, 2012 10:07 AM
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