My dr suggested I consider it. My only concern is cost. I have insurance, but Thanks. I love these boards.
I use butrans 20mcg 7day patches. 4 patches per Rx cost me $78+ change with my insurance. Out of pocket cost for the patches is over $2000 with no insurance for the same Rx. This is with BCBS. FENTANYL patches for me were 120mcg per three days with BCBS @$48+ change per monthly Rx just to give you an idea at the options.
Without insurance the butrans patches are terribly expensive. Fortunately my insurance covers it. Part of the problem with it is that there's no generic. If you use the Fentanyl patches, there are various generic brands making them much cheaper. The butrans patch worked fairly well as an underlying, continuous relief drug for me. Unfortunately, I developed an allergy to the medication and had to stop using them. But the entire time I used them I still had to take medicine for breakthrough pain. So I suppose it has a lot to do with your diagnosis and how severe your pain is as to how well they'll work for you. I wish you the best with your search for pain relief! :)
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