The following warning exists for use of alcohol while being treated with the butrans patch:
buprenorphine ↔ ethanol
Applies to: Butrans (buprenorphine), Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol)
GENERALLY AVOID: The central nervous system-depressant effects of opioid analgesics and ethanol may be additive. The combination of these agents may result in additive CNS-depression and impairment of judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills. In more severe cases, respiratory depression, hypotension, profound sedation, and coma can occur. Death has been reported in overdosage.
MANAGEMENT: The concomitant use of opioid analgesics and ethanol should be avoided.
So if you are talking about one or two drinks, you'll be ok, if you are likely to drink more than this, don't even try.
- Butrans Information for Consumers
- Butrans Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Butrans (detailed)
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