substitute for oxycodone
Butrans (buprenorphine skin patch) contains a narcotic (opioid) pain medicine. It is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when treatment is needed around the clock.
Butrans is not for treating pain just after surgery, or for treating occasional short-term pain.
One should not use Butrans if one is allergic to buprenorphine, or if one has a severe breathing disorder such as asthma, or a bowel obstruction called paralytic ileus.
Never wear more than one Butrans skin patch at a time unless your doctor has told you to.
Do not expose the Butrans skin patch to heat while you are wearing it. Heat can increase the amount of drug you absorb through your skin and may cause harmful effects.
Call your doctor at once if you have weak or shallow breathing, snoring that is new or unusual, slow heart rate, confusion, severe dizziness, seizure, or feeling like you might pass out.
Avoid letting another person handle the Butrans skin patches. Keep both used and unused patches out of the reach of children or pets. The amount of buprenorphine in a used skin patch could be fatal to a child or pet who accidentally sucks or chews on it. Seek emergency medical attention if this happens. Do not stop using Butrans suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
However, for more info please do talk with your doc who prescribed the patches, take care.
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