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6.7/10 Average Rating

90 Ratings with 79 User Reviews

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"I am a nurse and I am also a med student. I have been in chronic pain for 5 years. My average daily pain without meds is 9/10. I did 5 rounds of shots, the 2nd round almost destroyed my life and my pain had new manifestations. Tried chiropractic, great for 90 days then decline. Finally one day the pharmacist surprised me with Butrans. I didn't even know they sent it over! I put it on and within 3 hours I recognized I was in pain but I just didn't care about the pain. The next morning and from then on I have been completely pain free! It's like nothing I've experienced before. I'm not foggy like with other drugs, I actually feel mentally sharper and my performance supports that but I'm literally not experiencing pain! I HIGHLY recommend it!"

   
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Nurse who is a med student. (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 21, 2017

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"Honestly, I can't even believe this drug is still on the market. Sure it may work for a couple weeks, but after I was on this for 3 months back ending in about 2012, I had every side affect listed in the brochure. I literally had to stop by the fire station on the way home from the pain clinic because I felt dizzy and like something wasn't right. My blood pressure was 184/142. The problem was it took over 6 months for it to come down, and now it's like 130/85. This medication also turned my urine black, like blackened blood, that smelled putrid. I got off the medication, then heard it was pulled due to a class action law suit. Then I just stumbled on this... Wow! I guess if your going to be on it, I wouldn't stay on for more than a mo"

   
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ShaunTheSheep March 21, 2017

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"I have moderate RA with sacrum fractures due to my low back fusion and hardware. I have cervical fusions as well with scar tissue and pain. I was taken off my current medication for pain (been on for 6 years) and was put on the Butrans patch 20mcg/hour. I became very ill, extreme migraines, stomach pain, fatigue to the point I could barely concentrate on anything. I literally felt like I had the flu. After a 2 week period on the patch it did very little to control my pain, and made it difficult to be active during the day. I couldn't take this medication after the two week period. I do not recommend this medication for people who have moderate to severe chronic pain."

   
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CathyTH March 13, 2017

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"I was on Tramadol for 4+ years, then not tapered and put on Nucynta for a weak and it wasn't great. So pain doctor put me on Butrans 5 and I'm not really sure if it is working. I feel kinda yucky but is it because of the stopping of the 2 other medications so close together and no tapering? I have sneezing and a few other symptoms going into day 3 of the patch. I'm just not sure."

   
2.0

KrisC68 March 12, 2017

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"Switching from 2mg suboxone to belbuca. I started on 150 mcg 2x day n holy moly. It's definitely not enough to feel okay. I called my doc. Which is the best doc I have ever had and told him. This isn't enough. He said. Take more stupid. Until it works and we will talk about it on Monday. So I figured out. It takes a few days but u should be able to stabilize belbuca if taking 2mg of suboxone. You will have some discomfort for a day or so, but it gets better fairly quick. Good luck. I wrote this because I couldn't find any info online about switching from suboxone to belbuca. That is especially to get away from the stigma of the addiction part of sub when you really take it for pain. Good luck to you all"

   
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Just me. February 14, 2017

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"I suffer from RA 34 Years, Chronic head pain 48 years, Nerve pain 10 years, and diabetes 23 years. I have been taking pain meds since I was six years old. The 1000mg metformin I took twice a day almost killed my kidneys, leaving me with only 50% kidney function. This caused me not to eliminate a large dose of morphine I take and almost killed me. Now I cannot take any pain meds metabolized in the kidneys at all, scary I know. So last week my PMD put me on the 10µg Butrans patch. It doesn't seem to work for me at all. I can feel the drug in my body because of a constant stomach ache since the day after putting on the patch. Now, actually, my state is worse than before the patch."

   
2.0

rjjr (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2017

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"Just started the 5/hr lil less than 24hrs ago..not sure but think I may be noticing minimum amount of relief but bumped up with another 5/hr on own after 1st 12hrs because of it being the lowest dose AND checking with pharmacists that know my long history of dosages of narcotics and it being the weekend so my PM doctor is only available for emergencies. Basically my fibro muscle pain feels slightly less but has not touched my back.neck.knees.or nerve pain YET. I am hoping though since it is early still according to other readings on here. I have nothing to use for breakthrough so im really missing the 30-60mg total daily intake of oxycodone that this is supposed to replace w/better results.Noticed bad NAUSEA! Jittery 1st 1-2hrs when apply."

   
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pokemomma (taken for less than 1 month) August 13, 2016

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"I'm on Butrans 10mg, plus, 15mg morphine 4 times daily for breakthrough pain for 6 months. I've heard people say the patch decreases in effectiveness by day 5. Haven't had this problem. Try not to take too hot a bath/shower. The patch has really helped to keep my pain level at a constant. And used with the morphine, let's me function fairly well on most days. If you have problems with it not sticking, srub your skin well with hot water [no lotion], and dry, then, gently put on patch [don't stretch it], it will stick. Don't get too hot outside, it can make you sick. I do outside activities in cooler parts of the day! Good luck!"

   
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obaah1 August 11, 2016

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"I have Chronic Lyme disease which has caused chronic pain. The Drs have tried just everything but nothing seems to help. I was on 125mcgs of Fentanyl with 32mgs of Dilaudid and still in full blown pain 24/7. I was detoxed off the Fentanyl with Suboxone (not a pleasant experience) and the hope was the Suboxone would address my pain but it didn't. The Dr. seemed to think the BuTrans patch 20mg might help so I started on it six days ago. I don't feel a huge difference pain wise but I have had non stop headaches and a total lack of motivation to do even the smallest of tasks. I really don't know if i should continue on it, whether the headaches will slowly subside or if I should tear the patch off so I don't have to go through withdrawal?"

   
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willy13binky3 (taken for less than 1 month) June 9, 2016

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"I was put on Butrans 10mcg, after getting them painful shots. I still had some 5mg oxycodone, I thought the 7.5 hydrocodone worked better than the 5mg oxycodone. The patch never worked for me with the 5mg pill with it, but when the pill was gone a week or so later, I thought I would walk down to the store. I didn't take my cane & I hurt so bad I just wanted to sit. I continued to wear the patch until my next Dr. appointment. I told the nurse itdidn't help my pain, they didn't want to give me a low dose break through pain pill. I told them to keep it, I don't want it if it don't work. then the next appt. he does shots again & don't write me anything for pain. I thought that was what they're suppose to do help with your pain!!!"

   
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MStarnes (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2016

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"I have a bulging disc in my lower neck and a herniated disc in my lower back. My pain level is very high. Percocet started to not work and I was put on the Butrans patch 20 milligrams. Within 36 hours I was so nauseous that I was vomiting. And when I wasn't vomiting I was in a constant state of wanting to vomit. It also created Great Depression and jerky movements in my body when I was trying to sleep. I would not recommend this medication for someone who has a weak stomach. It did help with my pain but the side effects were too great to stay on the patch."

   
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LesMor5499 May 3, 2016

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"I put this patch on on Friday. At first I felt dizzy and nauseous so I had to take a zofran and the feeling went away. It seemed like the pain relief was almost immediate, it was a 7.25 mcg/hr patch. Keep in mind that I've been taking other pain meds since 2004 for fibromyalgia and I had stopped them the day before in anticipation of this patch. I woke up in quite a bit of pain on Saturday and took a norco and with that and moving around I felt fine. I had to take a zofran Saturday, Sunday, and today for nauseousness but other than that I feel fine and the pain is gone. It has only been 3 days, but if it keeps working like this, I'm sticking with the patch. Very happy so far."

   
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Mysticalgypsy (taken for less than 1 month) May 2, 2016

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"I have been on Butrans for 3 days on day 2 I woke up pain free. I have spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease and herniated disks L4-S1. I have been receiving injections in my spine for a a year and half and taking norco 10 every 4 hours combined with muscle relaxers. I am a nurse and I work on my feet 36 hours a week. I have felt better the last 2 days than I have felt in a long time. My husband is very active as I was before my back injury running, weights, rowing and today for the first time in a very long time I asked him to take me hiking. I feel like Butrans is a lifesaver! But again it's only day 3, so far no side effects!!"

   
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Apatt May 1, 2016

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"I started on 5mg and it worked for about a week I am now on 30mg and although I daren't stop using them I feel that they don't work as they should with these I am also on high dosage of pregabalin, duloxotine, co-codamol, my condition is getting worse and my patches don't help as they burn my skin :-("

   
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petan (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 1, 2016

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"I have been on these patches for 5 years now starting at 5 mg I am now on 20 mg patches and worry if it gets worse what will happen, I cannot go without a patch for even 1 hour, my chemist makes me sign the controlled drug box and I used to get 2 months at a time now they will only give me 1 months worth even though I have been prescribed 2 months, they will not hold the second month for me so I have to get another prescription for the second month. does anyone know how I can get this sorted out."

   
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moorlander (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 21, 2016

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"Woke up early in the a.m. 36 hours after applying 5 mcg patch on a Sunday for the first time; knew it had kicked in. Thereafter, pain relief so-so. By Thursday, definitely not impressed. Pain doc's office said it was OK to take hydrocodone "as I had been" prior, AND the patch at the same time. Don't think I want to spend the rest of my days out of a hot tub, doubtful that I will renew this Rx after one month. Some constipation."

   
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Moishele April 3, 2016

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"Gave no relief what's so ever, pain level stayed a 9 the whole month on the patch"

   
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LSE1956 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 2, 2016

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"So now after almost a year on the patch starting at 10mcg now at 15 mcg, doctor wanted to increase to 20 mcg but was a little nervous so I kept it the same. However, I'm thinking that I will increase to 20 next month so I can stop the tramadol all together. I hate being on tramadol. The variations of manufacturer switches make me sick I can't take mylan at all it about kills me like poison. But the patch itself is a life saver. I have a life again. The ONLY complaint I have is my Dr fought for Aetna to pay for it now they do so instead of $577 I pay $30.00 and last I get very little sleep. I have found myself sleeping literally sitting up with no idea how I got there - scary. I wake up MANY times a night I don't sleep a whole 2 hours through."

   
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JustReliefPlease (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 29, 2016

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"I have sacroilitis on my left side, there a bunch of stuff going on in my back that boils down to narrowing of my canal so there's contact at L5 and S1 nerve roots. I'm 37 years old. The pain started out of the blue upon waking one morning, mid-Nov '14. I'm grateful for this medication because it makes life bearable. I'm able to get in my car. Before this med, I often times had to lift my leg in because it hurt so much. I can grocery shop for 20-30 mins and not feel so bad making my husband do everything. I can cook! My only gripe is that it only seems to work for 5 days."

   
7.0

jjsh (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 14, 2016

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"I have been on the Butran pain patch for several years now because of chronic back pain (23 years). I started with 20 mcg and now I'm on 15 mcg. It really helps with my back pain. I hate taking anything that blurs my mind and this by far doesn't do that. I am tired a lot ( I have CFS) and I drink a lot of water. This medicine saved my life. I am now walking, swimming (I apply a waterproof bandaid over patch) stretching, and housework. My life is so much better. I am not pain free but on a scale of one to ten, ten being the worst - I am a three. For almost 20 years I was a ten. "

   
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KatieKateisme February 4, 2016

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"Works most of the time but I still take Tylenol 3 for breakthrough pain. Works better when placed on upper body.... tried it on legs and butt and had lesser effect. WORST PART ABOUT BUTRANS PATCH: The plastic medication patch is square. It digs into your skin. By day 2, I start to itch from the jabbing. When I remove it, I have 4 puncture wounds from each corner. MAKE IT ROUND!!!!"

   
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clairewise1 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 26, 2016

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