So a pain clinic put me on 5mg Butrans Patch rather than keeping me on the Norco that was working for me. The doctor knew all of the other medications that I've been on for years and he still prescribed me the patch. The doctor didn't bother to tell me that I could no longer take my Butalbital for Migraines, Flexeril for muscle issues and that I had to be extremely careful about taking my Atenolol. It wasn't until I started having a massive migraine that I decided to double check to make sure the Butalbital wasn't going to interact that I found out virtually all of my medications have a moderate to major interaction with Butrans. To me this medication isn't worth losing all of my other medications that were helping me. So since it's been such a short amount of time, can I remove the patch and have no major withdrawal issues? Also, once I do remove the patch how long before I can go back to my regular medications?
2 days is almost nothing. IMO you can take it off. If you get withdrawals it's probably from the Norco. That's Hydrocodone a short acting opiate. Depending on how much you took and for how long will determine the withdrawals. But any short acting opiate has less wds than Butrans. Butrans is Buperenorphine a very long acting opiate. If you stop now after 2 days you will be better off down the road. But pain may come back too.
After 1 or 2 days you should be able to take your other meds.
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