It would depend if your doctor is about to cease prescribing Tramadol. The overlap period should not be more than two weeks before using the transdermal Buprenorphine exclusively.
The issue is that one is a full opiate agonist; Tramadol (binds to all the right opiate receptors in your brain) while Butrans (Buprenorphine) is a combination opiate agonist (stimulates the receptors) and antagonist (blocks opiate receptors). If this combination is not properly managed you will end up with precipitated withdrawal symptoms.
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