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User Reviews for Buprenorphine

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

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Opiate Dependence 93 reviews 8 medications
   
9.2
Pain 83 reviews 1101 medications
   
7.8
Chronic Pain 134 reviews 112 medications
   
6.2
Summary of Buprenorphine reviews 310 reviews 7.7

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I've been on pain meds for about 8 years. I have Disintegrating discs in my neck, bulging discs in my lower back, fibromyalgia, ovarian cysts, and I had major neck surgery last year. I've been on every pain med available and got up to 80mg OxyContin after my surgery. I was still hurting and even had DNA analysis which shows my body burns through meds at a much higher rate than most people. I started 600 Belbuca and I'm weaning off dilaudid which is what I had to switch to after oxy no longer helped me and next month I'll move up to 750 and be completely off dilaudid. I'm baffled at all the bad reviews. I've tried everything and for the 1st time in years I don't hurt and feel clear headed. The pack is hard to open but it's not a big deal."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2017

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have degenerative joint disease (DJD), Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoporosis, Spinal Stenosis, Bulging Disc, in cervical thoracic, and lumber regions, Nerve Damage, and to top it off I fell last Autumn and fractured 4 vertebrae and broke my left arm. With all my problems, I have never taken oral pain meds or any type of pain meds until a little over a year ago. Now, After being on Butrans Patch which at least took the edge off my pain for a year, I have developed a severe allergy to the patch, so my physician switched me to Belbuca. I am the first patient in his office to use Belbuca. None of the 5 pharmacies in town had it. Took 3 days to get. I took my first dose today. Curious to see how my body responds. My main concern is how will it affect my liver and kidneys"

Fabios54 January 14, 2017

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I've dealt with chronic nerve/back/arthritis pain for 17 years. I've taken just about everything there is to take including patches and an implanted neurostimulator. Oxy worked best but isn't available any more due to misuse. Belbucca has been good for me. I do get occasional migraines-Excederin Migraine works. I don't have the problem others have, I stick it on my cheek near my molars and it never falls off. There are trial blank films available to practice with. My biggest side effect after 6 months is quickened tooth decay. I have also had to learn how to deal with not having the euphoria effect of the other meds that gets you moving and effects mood. It's like the old days taking Advil and pain just leaves. I'm me again-I like that."

   
9.0

Momma G (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 11, 2017

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Allergic reaction where the patch was. Red, blistering and itching. Usually by the 3rd day."

   
3.0

Ariesmary (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 11, 2017

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Since 0 wasn't an option I had to select 1..This medication is a waste of time and money! I suffer from chronic pain syndrome, massive muscle contractions, tumors in my spine, and severe overactive nerves which cause trigger points from my neck to my lower back. I am so beyond miserable because the pain is excruciating! I was taking 10/325 of Percocet but my pain management doctor wanted to take me completely off of it due to risk of addiction so she switched me to Belbuca a month ago and I have no relief! It does not work! I cry and lay around all day because it hurts to move! I was started on 300mcg then 2 weeks later I was bumped up to 600mcg. I have not felt any pain relief yet. I do NOT recommend this to anyone!"

   
1.0

JJJSSS January 8, 2017

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Rather take than oxycodone"

420xyz (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 30, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "Not practical Not very strong A lot of drug interactions and Side effects"

   
2.0

Moustafaiv December 28, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "Very effective for stenosis pain much better than methadone,gives you that effect like the first week when you tried your first opioid,very comparable to one's first feeling from say hydromorphone 20mg IV.besafe with saboxone, keep away in lock box to avoid kids from taking them and dying,toxic for kids because of its strength.merry Christmas"

   
7.0

Brand new start December 23, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Hello, I had posted on here a few months ago (scroll down to see it) but I had my dose upped and honestly I take a total of 600mcg a day, and they DO work! The first month was spotty but now at my higher dosage I feel great, I think its a good start at least for some of you, but it can get pricy. Look out for 75%-90% off coupons for any medicine. Just remember it is for chronic long term pain and the more you take it (as prescribed please!!! It is still addicting despite its dosage) you realize it does help, it does make you want to get out bed, and honestly it takes away my chronic pelvic pain better than anything except oxycodone 30 mg, but I cannot get those. I'm proud to be the first patient in my doctors office to be on this"

   
9.0

30mcg x2 new post (chelsea B) (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 21, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence: "I've been in and out of alcohol treatment programs, and AA, all my life. My addiction wasn't limited to just alcohol though. I used about anything that I could get my hands on that would get me high. Eventually I ended up using heroin as my drug of choice, until I was introduced to buprenorphine.. What a change took place, this stuff is nothing short of a miracle in my life. I can now function better in all aspects of my life, without the fear of going back to alcohol or drugs. I can't say enough about it. The only problem I have is that I have, what my doctor calls, Venus deficiency (swelling of the legs).. He claims that buprenorphine has nothing to do with it, but it seems like too many people that use it, tend to have the same symptoms"

   
10

Swifty122 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 20, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Not effective for me I think it's a placebo I experience severe headaches was really not effective for them"

   
2.0

Quadusay (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 20, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I was just switched to Butran 10 mg Patches. I was taking Oxycodone 7.5 mgs every 4 hrs. I have been off pills now 11 days and on the Patch 4 days. No side effects except a small amount of itchiness. I wear it 7 days then change it out. It took me a whole week for Insurance to get the PA they needed. I have felt No Pain Relief what's so ever. I can't even tell I am wearing it except when it itches. I am trying to give it time and I hear it's a good medication but I am still having Chronic Back and Hip Pain."

   
1.0

SouthernBell80 (taken for less than 1 month) December 14, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence: "After ten years of opiate dependance I've done it! I'm clean all thanks to this amazing medicine! It really had saved my life! No cravings! no withdrawals! truly thankful to the wonderful addiction centre and subutex."

   
10

Davesmum (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 8, 2016

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Subutex (buprenorphine) for Opiate Dependence: "Self educate, self education, self educate. Learn eveything you can before starting suboxone, and make sure it's right for your situation. For people with large dose dependence it is a great tool, for people with small dose under 60-80mg oxycodone I do not recommend it, thats like killing an ant with a sledge hammer. It takes my cravings and withdrawal symptoms completely away, my use was about 150mg ocycodone a day. Yes it does have a pretty nasty withdrawal itself when stopped. It's less intense but last far longer then oxy withdrawals. Low and slow is the name of the game. Take your time on reducing dosage and go as low as possible. I was down to .0325 of a milligram when I jumped. I had low energy for about 8 weeks after stopping."

   
7.0

Joe2323 November 24, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I switched from 15mg methadone,for my chronic pain, to 20mcg butrans patch 2 days ago. I was sick of taking pills everyday and I liked the idea of a patch. I wouldn't say I got a buzz from the methadone but it definatley helped my pain and it gave me a little kickstart. I've worn this patch for 48hrs now and I have had a horrible headache and stomach pains since I started this. The pain is uber control but no "kick" and the headache is miserable. Going to try SO thing different next week with my PM :("

Nj gal (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "Was on another drug fentanyl for many years, was put on BUTRANS because tests never showed enough fentanyl in my blood from 2002 to 2016, with no abuse record. I would forget to put my patch on on time and was punished by my physician by being put on BUTRANS PATCH. it is not effective in the least, also it caused more problems when I went to ER in extreme pain for another matter it scared their drs from treating my pain at all because even though this a quote pain management drug, it is also a substance abuse control agent used in detoxing patients off of opioid narcotics, that means every dr you meet while BUTRANS is on your chart will not effectively treat you for,pain, youre likely not to be treated at all."

   
1.0

plopfizz (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 3, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "First I will say that I've read about the expense. Walmart charged $250 for 60 films (1 month) & I took nucynta for years at $1600 a month so price wise, it is one of the cheap ones...With that said, I have CPS (chronic pain syndrome), spasmodic torticollis (cervical dystonia), DDD (degenerative disc disease), bulging & herniated cervical discs, carpel tunnel & chronic migraines. I've tried Tylenol, t3, ibuprofen, norco, vicodin, percocet, flexiril, skelaxin, baclofen, zanaflex (BEST muscle relaxer), opana, nucynta (worked the best & fo a few years vs months before drug tolerance. Currently on nucynta & belbuca, lowering one, upping other. Pain is worse but tolerable. Nausea is my worst issue. Im not at a high enough dose for relief yet"

   
5.0

Cacersucks12 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 2, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have been on this medicine for only about a week. The first day I took it, I got a migraine and the pain relief was similar to a tylenol or an ibuprofen. The next day (day 2) I took my daily dose, (I may either take 1 at a time twice a day or 2 at a time one time per day) so I took two this time and I felt much better than day one. My body adjusted well. My dose that I was given was VERY small to begin but my doctor said he will up my dose in December at my follow up visit. I take it everyday (BUCCAL FILM) which tastes minty but can get stuck on my teeth and takes 30 mins to dissolve. It kicks in about 20-45 mind after taking, but I get the full effect HOURS afterwards. Ok start to a new life without hardcore pain meds. Not great but ok."

   
7.0

Buccal Film 75x2 MCG's (taken for less than 1 month) November 1, 2016

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Butrans (buprenorphine) for Pain: "Horrible,worst thing I ever done"

Idiot1989uk October 12, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "Severe back pain sore chest swollen legs sore pecs 6 weeks of misery"

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 11, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "This medication is junk. It has little to no effect on pain management. I have 2 bulging discs,moderate degeneration on l4&5, arthritis in my hip and nerve damage. I was on 10/325 percoset and my dr wanted to lower my dosage and back it up with the belbuca. It's has been a waste of time. It has made me vomit and caused my migraines to come way more frequently. Not to mention my insurance does not cover it and the coupon wouldn't apply for me. 360$ waste of money."

   
1.0

Janitorchick (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 7, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I had open abdominal surgery on my gall bladder and bile duct, horrible scar tissue pain and nerve damage, this medicine did nothing for me. Very expensive and does not work."

   
2.0

Anonymous October 5, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I started this medicine about three months ago. At first it worked great, after 2-3 weeks it does little to none. I have 2 degenerated disc and severe nerve pain down my neck and shoulder. I'm also prescribed tramadol which works better and that says enough. I have been on hydrocodone which works way better then this medicine. Disappointed. My doctor said it was 4x the strength of a Norco. Lie."

   
2.0

Nikkiiiii (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 28, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "Pretty much a revised low abuse pain medicine, that dosent work. Maybe the few that have gotten relief are having a placebo effect. Ibuprofen in my opinion is more effective. Garbage, I would like a refund, waste of time."

Sickbelbuca (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2016

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Belbuca (buprenorphine) for Chronic Pain: "I have nerve damage in my brachial plexus. Also I've had cubital tunnel and carpel tunnel surgery. Nerve pain is aweful, it's constant and it's exhausting. I've had the pain for over 10 years and I've been on every thing from Vicodin, percocette, opana, dilauded and OxyContin....my pain doctor and I switch meds every few months due to my building a tolerance. I usually take 60mg OxyContin x 3 daily, sometimes switching to morphine 15mgx 4 daily. We decided to try Belbucca; HUGE mistake. It did nothing for pain and the stomach issues were the same as everyone else's. I'm going back on OxyContin in a week."

   
1.0

BarbaraBooey September 26, 2016

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