On July 1st this year purdue pharmcy has released a new Buprenorphine Transdermal system patch,my pain specialist was thinking about prescribing it to me instead of oxys for pain,a person is supposed to keep the patch on for 7 days and then change it.i told her that id rather stick to the oxys,she told me most pain specialists are going to be switching there patients from painkiller pills to this patch,i have taken oxys once in the last 9 days,the major part of my withdrawl is gone so im debating whether to just try the patch.anywz have any of u guys heard about this new patch?
Butrans Patch 5,10,20 mcg/hour 7 Day patch?
Question posted by BCboy on 5 Dec 2010
Last updated on 21 October 2021 by ShirleyLucy
I have been on the patch for 2 years for chronic pain and it so much better than pills as it is always in your system ,you are never in alot of pain just minimal wake able to get out of bed with little or no pain.
I’ve just been put on the patch.we started with 5 mcg then 3 days later I added another 5 mcg to make it 10 mcg a week, with hydrocodone 5-325 only one a day for break through pain, it was not enough. my Dr just approved 20 mcg and I started today. I think it will help me. I was injured 4 yrs ago at work and need c3-c7 replaced and have been at war with Work Comp. They are forcing us to go to court! My pm Dr. Has done everything to help me . It’s been a very long time and I’m just worn out by it all. Cross your fingers this patch at least is giving us all some relief
js73 I have been on this patch since last year. It helps to a certain extent, i have osteoporosis and arthritis in my back. I have gone 2 weeks before i change out my patch i want to see how i am with
out it. When i first started using i was very emotional. If i stand up for a while my back hurts really bad, but i can lay down for awhile and am good to go. It dose not to seem to be habit forming. I am on the 20 mcg.
I know this post is way past your original post, but it may help someone else on the fence about this patch. I have been on The Butrans 20mcg patch for about a year now, it was really hard to find when I started using it. I worked my way up from the 5 mcg patch to the 20 mcg. I was on Lortab 10 mg q 4 hrs before the patch and it barely touched my back pain and had so many side effects.. It was a miracle at how much it help my pain. I did have severe nausea for the first couple of weeks, I just sipped Ginger Ale. There are times the patch irritates my skin, but it is worth the pain relief.
I have been on Butrans patch for chronic pain for a little less than 1 year and absolutely love it. Started with 7.5 that was very helpful but eventually increased to 10. My pain level has reduced to the level that I feel alive again. Many friends and family have noticed that I am “feeling better”
I have been on Norco's and Percocet for 4 years now with chronic nerve pain 24/7. I tried all chronic pain meds and it's just gotten worse. My new Pain Mgmt. Doc just put me on Butrans. I having my first days with no pain in a very long time with no side effects. I was hesitant to try it, but I'm at a point where I'll try anything. And I'm so glad I did. Good luck to you. Super happy 90 day supplies are available as well as receiving through the mail ~ unlike other controlled meds.
I am a chronic pain person after two failed cervical spinal fusions. I finally went to barrow institutions in as. World famous doc told me after looking at Mir came into room and said I have two questions your neck is broken in two places. How have you stood the pain and why has anyone done something about this? I was stunned I had seen several neurosurgeons and nobody would help me. He said I don't know if I can fix this but I will try. He fussed c3toc7 and plated my neck with screws. It has worked for twenty yrs now not. I have spasms in my neck so bad I throw up. There is so much other stuff to tell but for now I will stop with this I have Addison disease which is very rare.. Thank you for reading part of my story there is so much more.
I researched Butrans patch and discovered that even skeptical patients found it very effective for controlling severe pain.
I decided to try it and I am thrilled. It works well controlling pain and leaves my brain less clouded than other opioids I have used.
The information released claiming no alteration in mental function is not true. In short, it does make me feel a bit "high" on occasion.
Still, this effect is not as strong as Fentanyl patches or Oxycontin. The pain relief is adequate and having my brain able to assist with pain is valuable to me.
If pain is destroying your life I recommend you try the Butrans patch. Good luck to you! Kim
I've been on butrans for over a year now. It's a pain patch & it works great
I was put on butrans patches for the chronic back pain but Im still having pain, numbness, tingling, weakness in both legs, no relief at all! Any suggestions?
I started this same patch last Monday (today's Friday) I've been taking Norco for 10 years for chronic debilitating back pain due to scoliosis. Similar to everyone else, my body has developed a tolerance to them and needed more to get any kind of dulling. I noticed that mornings are better, but, I'm still having break through pain. I appreciate all the candid responses here. I'm new to true pain management and appreciate all your info!
Hi yes my dock had me on ox 40 and perks 10 for pushover 120 a month fiest he put mw on 10s and then 20s the 20s where so strong i had to ask him to put me on 10s they work great the only dow. Side is thwyonly work for 5 and a halft to 6 days and a 7 day patch is 28 days not 30 plus they 1 day it does not work and my dock was they one to tell mw that it may only work 5 to 7 days but for the 5 days its very very good does not fo into the stumic so no nausea loss of appetite from it buy the part where you put the patch on does get a little itchy sometimes you have to rotate where you put it every week overall I give it four out of five thumbs up I would highly recommend it using it
This patch is complete garbage. I've been taking the 5mcg/hr, Norco 10x4/day, Lyrica and a Vitamin D supplement for Lupus and a clavicle that has been broken 5 times (yes 5 times). NONE of the medicine works, and my pain management doctor is a complete asshole. He thinks that everyone that comes in there is some sort of street junkie or pill peddler, and refuses to give patients what they need. I go in, pass my drug screening every month, and still cannot get any pain relief.
I am currently on the 10mcg patch with a helper oxcodone hcl 10mg tablet 3 times a day. It seems to help but I feel the tablet needs to be a little bit stronger. I'm currently on my 2nd. Patch. Just make sure you don't put the patch in the same place. Good luck to you & I hope it you feel better & I hope it works for you. Hope I could help! Beverly i.
I started on 5 mcg, then 10 mcg of Butrans which kept me out of the ER with my migraines. Then my neurologist raised it to 15 mcg. It has been absolutely wonderful, but I have to stop it because my skin reacts more and more to it. The patches start to itch within a day. 7 days later when I remove it, I have red welts which itch even more. I'm limited to areas to apply it because of a horrible Prolia injection which made my skin inflamed and it is difficult to apply it most places. What a major shame. Many are limited by the time that they can apply it. Next I've been referred to an addiction specialist doctor who will hopefully give me the medication in pill form.
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