The doctor tells me I need to stop using patch because of the blisters, but it's the only thing that helps. Anyone know of a way to stop the blisters and itching to stop?
It sounds like you are allergic. If the blistering and itching occurs where you have had a patch in place then it is likely the adhesive you are allergic to. If the itching and blistering is all over then it is the medicine itself you are allergic to. There is nothing you can do except stop the medication. Allergies only get worse the more you are exposed and can get to a point as to be life threatening.
The active ingredient in the butrans patch is bupenorphine, the main ingredient in suboxone and subutex pills and films. See if your dr will try you on either of those, I would go for subutex and in a fairly low dose, but I am no dr, but I did use subs. I agree with Dzoobaby, you are probably allergic to the latex in the patch and/or the adhesive and not the bupe the patch has in it, so subutex or suboxone may be your answer. Best of luck, and tell your dr and all drs you may be allergic to adhesive or latex. Patti
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