How long after removing my butrans patch can I take my new meds oxyconton?
Question posted by aaron2011 on 30 April 2013
Last updated on 25 August 2016
Hello. I just started wearing a Butran patch last mo. My pain dr told me that it was fine to take either Vicodin or Percocet with the patch as needed. I did ask my pharmacist how long the Butran would stay in my body after removing the patch. He seemed hesitant to give me an answer. When I said "maybe a few hrs" he did say maybe a little longer, I have a 5 mg patch. You can also always call the pharmacists
My dr kept me on my 10mg lorcet when i also started on a 10 mg butrans patch it was to much for me as it caused me severe breathing problems i discountinued immeadiately an on anti biotics for congestion each person has a different toralence so read all side effects an monitor yourself closely let your dr know asap if you have first signs hope it works for you when
Thanks very much for help. I started taking the oxyconton 12 hours after removing the patch. I am taking 10 mgs nd. I have felt no side effects so far. Im hoping it makes a difference to my level of pain,I have been on other morphine based meds to no avail..What are others opinions on this med?
Hi aaron,wait 12-24 hours. At first you may not feel the oxy, but as soon as the bup starts leaving your brain receptors you will be fine.btw all the bup will be outta your brain in 4 days. but you can start your new meds when you start to feel pain or withdraw. But don't be surprised if you need more oxy. bup has a way of highering your tolorence to opiates.please keep in mind that you should have open dialoge with your doctor during this starting period.He/She may need to adjust your dose till your feeling right again. hope this helps and good luck... subzero58... pete
I took narcotic breakthrough meds the whole time I was using the butrans patch with no problems so I would think you could start your new meds immediately. You might have an increased potential for drowsiness or dizziness though so it might be best to wait until you're home for the night and not having to drive or go out until you find out how you react to the new medication.
I would start the next day or the day after since they do have a half life. Or when you start feel like they are wearing off.
- Butrans uses and safety info
- Butrans information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Butrans (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.