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User Reviews for Buprenorphine

Also known as: Belbuca, Buprenex, Butrans, Probuphine, Sublocade, Subutex

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105 reviews 9 medications
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100 reviews 1107 medications
Opiate Dependence - Maintenance
7.0
   
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Chronic Pain
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For Chronic Pain: "Side affects- disturb sleep, headaches, doesn’t control pain very well. Coming off opioids works pretty good."

   
1.0

Wild (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 26, 2018

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Sublocade (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "My husband has been on suboxone for three years. Three days ago he received his first sublocade injection. It does leave a knot at the injection site but isn't painful. The day of the shot, he experienced extreme euphoria (unusual for him with bup/nal) and said his head felt a lot of pressure but felt no withdrawal symptoms. Day two, the euphoric feeling was gone, but he said he felt like he'd been hit by a truck and had a massive headache. Still no withdrawal, though. Today is day 3, and he woke up with another truly bad headache that made him nauseous. Still though, no withdrawals. The goal is to eventually wean off the medication. He's being patient and trying to believe these side effects (reported as common) are just his body adapting to the new delivery system. The most important thing is to avoid debilitating withdrawal. For that purpose, it has been effective. I'll continue to post as he moves closer to the end of the first cycle and when he receives his second injection."

   
8.0

Wife May 26, 2018

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Have used patches (20mcg/hour) for over 10 years after trying many other drugs. I was in so much pain that I felt like taking my own life. I am still in some pain but so much more bearable . Wonderful drug."

   
10

Micke (taken for 10 years or more) May 15, 2018

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Ive been on Subutex for about nine years and have been taking it for off label use for chronic pain. I'm kind of a split case because due to chronic pain and over prescribing pain medication, my new doctor at the time decided he wanted to try Subutex with me. This medicine has improved my quality of life beyond any other modality that I've tried. The only thing I will warn other people about is if you stay on the medicine for a long time and decide you want to stop taking it, it affects your brain chemistry so much that you may not recognize yourself. This happened to me and the lights just went out. I was sick for weeks but more than that I couldn't think straight and made terrible decisions. Not until I was placed back on my medication at a very low dose did I regain my sense of self. I think I may be on this medication forever."

   
10

Diesl (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 12, 2018

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have Chronic Pancreatitis. I was prescribed Bulbuca 300. I did help somewhat for my pain. Although the side effects were awful. I was trading pain for some kind of lethargic very sick state. At work I was told to get more sleep although I slept 10 hrs plus. I was nauseated dizzy with mild pain. When I told my doctor he said it was normal. So I continued for 30 days. I just couldn't take it. I asked him if there was anything else. He said no . For me he wanted me to take a higher dosage. I couldn't agree . I need to go to work I need something else not being lethargic!"

   
3.0

Amber (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 27, 2018

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "After spending 4 years taking pills from hydrocodone and morphine for my chronic back pain and worrying whether I would not wake-up from sleep, I expressed this concern to my new pain management Doctor who referred the Butrans patch. I started with 5mcg and am now at 20mcg after a year. I went through the side effects from migraines to severe itching and persevered, I learned to use benadryl and that the migraines were gone after 3/months, my pain is now considerably less, from (9 to 2-4). I feel a lot better and yes, I still have some effects but they are nothing to the terrible withdrawal effects of pills and the fact I am still alive for my children and grandchildren."

   
9.0

Rusty (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 22, 2018

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have been on Butran patches for 4 yrs and it works great I take an oxycodone with it just to help with the chronic pain. I remember when I was off for a few weeks man I tell you I had bad withdrawals, I could not walk I felt so much pain I was rushed to the ER and they basically had to give me high doses of medicine to get me to feeling well and that didn't last long. I eventually had to go back to the patches to make it all right, but I must say they work though you just have to stay on them."

   
8.0

Lashon (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 20, 2018

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For Opiate Dependence - Maintenance: "I seem to be looking in the wrong places, or not talking to the right people to find a Doctor to prescribe Buphrenorphine here in Detroit."

   
9.0

James Moser (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2018

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have RSD/CPRS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or AKA Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). I also have diabetic foot neuropathy. Pain had me screaming out loud. My doctor put me oxycodone 10/325 mg. It did not alleviate the pain. I was bedridden. Doctor could not write opioids. He switched me to Tramodol. I get a new doctor. On the way to her I began to shake and twitch. I went to ER. I have no memory in the hospital. I had a mini-stroke. I was sleep deprived & had a UTI without any symptoms. New doctor put me in pain management. He put me on Belbuca. Being in pain you will try anything to get the relief. I started with 75mg for 1 week and upped 2nd week to 150mg. I can sleep at night. I do not awake in great pain. I have no side effects. I do not get a high sensation. I do not like placing the tabs in my jaw. But the relief is well worth it. I read the reviews. I'm so sorry it did not work for some people. It works for me. I get to have my quality of life back. That's a blessing all by itself."

   
9.0

jak April 16, 2018

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Probuphine (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "I seen this drug work, change the lives of people that go on it. Amazing drug finally living a normal life and not worrying about forgetting to take it or losing it."

   
10

Anonymous April 16, 2018

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "I have tried suboxen and methadone but subutex is by far the best! It saved my life. I was addicted to H for about 10 years and I got a doctor to prescribe me subutex and watch me close. Along with weekly drug tests. And I have been the most clean ever on 10 years. I can walk with my head held high now. Feels real good to be normal again!"

   
10

Lou lou April 13, 2018

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Tried the patch for the first time it stuck to my teeth instead ugh! Help anyone been able to get it to stick right?"

   
1.0

Shilohagel (taken for less than 1 month) April 6, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "IT SAVED MY LIFE! I was shocked I took it three times a day along with a couple ibrophren I was myself again. I had clarity and yet I was drugged up. I felt normal with a pain level of 3 when it has always been 10. Then they started prescribing for addiction. Which people abused like everything else they always find a way. My dr became scared to prescribe because of the laws around it. I had to go to a clinic where they only see addiction not chronic pain. 70% of addicts started with chronic pain. You can't get it prescribed for chronic pain like in Europe. They want to treat addiction which the prescribing for chronic is different then addiction. They always talk about weaning. I knew I would have to be on pain meds my whole life I was told by many Drs. FDA should approve it for chronic pain."

   
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jess (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 22, 2018

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "No adverse side effects. I did not have total pain control but I got significant relief."

   
8.0

joint pain from autoimmune dx (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2018

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I was having a hard time finding pain medicine I could tolerate with my back pain. My pain levels were getting real bad so my doctor put me on belbuca. It really helped. The only issue I had was the plastic was sticking to my teeth."

   
8.0

Tamiame (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 14, 2018

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Belbuca was a godsend for me. I felt so cloudy with oxycodone for my chronic pain, and it seemed like my dose was slowly creeping up. I've been on 750 mcg Belbuca twice a day now for the past year. I feel so much better and feel I have my life and mind back!"

   
10

NickyMo (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 13, 2018

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Probuphine (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "This is an amazing drug. Suboxone was like a miracle drug for me but I always felt like it's effects would wear off prior to the next dose. On Probuphine I feel completely normal, don't have cravings, don't have those fluctuations in feeling it's effects. I don't ever feel it's effects- just feel normal. My mood has been good, sleeping well, and it has been handling my chronic pain okay so far. Maybe the greatest thing is not having to deal with the pharmacy every few weeks. That always stressed me out. Now, medication is just always there! It's awesome!"

   
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Lola (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2018

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "I have been on Percocet 10/325 for a couple years now for back pain. Well I decided to tell my pain med doctor that I wanted to get off them because you hear so many horror story’s about this drug, plus it would sometimes make me sick and head feel foggy, but worked wonders for pain...so doc put me on BUTRANS patch 10mcg plus 5mg Percocet...I had the patch on for 4 days and my pain in my back was terrible! I never felt this much pain before plus it was making me sick...so I called the doctor and of course can’t get me in for another 2 weeks, so I been taking the Percocet but sometimes take 2 which I know is not good because of the acetaminophen in them. The doctor call me in some nausea meds, which help a lot when taking Percocet, not sure about patch cause I took it off, I am thinking about putting another one on and just and get through the pain. Does anyone know if you say you want off the percs, but other meds not working will doc put you back on percs"

   
1.0

Plus123 March 8, 2018

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I suffer from severe rheumatoid arthritis and have for six years. I was on high doses of pain pills daily. My daughter died in October of 2016 of an accidental opioid overdose and I decided I didn’t want to take pain pills anymore. I was referred to a pain clinic and offered Belbuca. I have been on the Belbuca since January of 2017. I started on the 300mg and I have worked my way up to the 900mg. At first I hated it and it didn’t help me. But as my dosages got stronger I began to notice a big difference in my pain. The Belbuca works for me now better than the pain pills did. I have a more constant level of pain control and I do not feel “high” like I did when I was taking the pain pills. I think that is one reason people don’t think Belbuca is working. You don’t feel any euphoria with Belbuca. But I am fully “here” with my family now. I am a better wife and mother to my children."

   
8.0

SadandSickMomma (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 7, 2018

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Pain: "Throw it in the garbage or better yet, don’t waste your money to begin with. Major upset stomach, headaches and zero pain control. Started at 75 mcg twice a day for a few days and won’t bother with it anymore. Tramadol works way better than this and Tramadol isn’t great."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 4, 2018

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for : "(From Gt.Btitain) Sübutex is (in my opinion) the best drug on the market for opioid addiction. In the past I have been prescribed both subutex and methadone to combat addiction, and found the withdrawal from subutex far more manageable than that of methadone, a factor that a lot of people take in to consideration when using meds of this sort. It (subutex) is however, open to abuse., whereas methadone isn't, the reason a lot of practitioners are wary of prescribing subutex, and will prescribe SUBOXONE as an alternative. I've had no problems using "subbys" and recommend them for anyone trying to kick an opioid addiction."

   
9.0

Merlewood (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 3, 2018

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "The 1st few days are rough. After about a week it starts to work great. I take ultram with it when needed but have cut down a lot. This medication has changed my life, with the use of Gabapentin I can have a somewhat normal life. It’s really all about finding what medication works best for you. Only issues I had was some itching where the patch is. Not horrible just mild. I went from barely being able to work, to back full time again."

   
8.0

Winnabell (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 19, 2018

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Been on the Butrans transdermal patch for 3 years. I have a life-limiting condition, and am past my medically prognosed expiration date. Each year I’ve had to increase my Butrans dosage to mitigate chronic pain (currently at 10mcg). Butrans is a blessing to me. My car accident injuries are inoperable, and my severe pain has been chronic since then. Initially I was on Methadone, which tore up my GI tract causing multiple hospitalizations. Even Morphine and Tramadol didn’t help. My life before Butrans was very difficult. I have a much better quality of life now because of Butrans. I also take about 1800mg daily Gabapentin for neuropathy, and I am diabetic, and, and, and... Everyone reacts differently to drugs, especially when taking many (I am on 11 prescriptions plus other OTC drugs), but I have no issues with drug interaction with the Butrans. Butrans has helped me in very tangible ways and I am thankful for it!"

   
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BKcolorado February 19, 2018

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have been on Brutans patch for 2 1/2 years for back pain, DDD, cerivical, lumbar herniated discs, scoliosis, stenosis, fractured tailbone, osteoarthritis. My insurance changed to United Healthcare Jan. 1, 2018. During that time it would not cover Brutans patch cost $679. Insurance forced me to try Belbucca film. Tried it stuck to my teeth take 2 hrs to dissolve. This drug made me so sick. I had 1 week of lying in bed, weak, chills, some nausea. Dr told me to stop meds. So he called in my Brutans patch in February 12th. I fought for 2 whole days making 36 total phone calls between dr., UHC, insurance. By end of the day on Feb 14th I had been so sick from Belbucca and not having my Brutans patch I had to go pick up my prescription of Brutans patch at the cost of $679. On 20 mg and it’s the best med I have used that works. Why deny my coverage?"

   
8.0

2018nana February 16, 2018

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "I've had this on for over a day and it's not helping a bit."

Alexprime February 12, 2018

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