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7.0/10 Average Rating

80 Ratings with 69 User Reviews

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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."

   
4.0

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?"

   
3.0

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!!!"

   
2.0

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."

   
1.0

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!!"

   
9.0

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 :-("

   
5.0

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."

   
9.0

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."

   
5.0

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"

   
1.0

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!!!!"

   
9.0

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

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"Patch worked great at first. Now I'm on the 20mcg and the itching is killing me. Now I am having a hard time urinating after being on this patch for over 3 years. Guess I will have to be in pain again. Don't get me wrong at first this was amazing but it's just not giving me the relief I need. Had to start using more breakthrough meds."

   
4.0

Traffikman312 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 22, 2016

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"I have suffered with RA from the age of 5 so for 45 years of pain. I am starting at the lowest dose with good results and limited side effects. Will probably need to incr. dose at next visit. But finally have some hope for a pain free day."

   
7.0

hopeful for painfree January 10, 2016

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"I have been on the patches for about four months and they really help. I have mild itching at the site and have little or no side effects. Sometimes I have a little dizziness. This may be due to the initial application being a little stronger upon the initial application. They are costly so ask your doctor for a discount card."

   
9.0

ewirman (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 4, 2016

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"Injured at work as an RN and had a spinal fusion with scar tissue issues. Butrans is awesome. Change the patch once a week-- no need for constant pill popping. Butrans makes the pain tolerable and I can forget about when I took the last pill and if I have taken too many. Pain is well controlled. Have decreased the patch from 10 to 7.5 and doing well."

   
10

NurseJm December 30, 2015

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"After reading the reviews I am scared to take these patches , my first worry I told the pharmacist was it falling off and possibly getting into the hands of my grandkids and she assured me it won't Reviews say different ...with all the negative reviews I think I will suck up this broken rib ..."

   
1.0

Susan ca November 2, 2015

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"fibromyalgia for 16 yrs, also have ostelarthritis. so much pain, I was given 5 norco , 4 soma daily. worked for pain, but wore off at night. would wake in severe pain and mild withdrawals, norco only lasts 4-6 hours. Was given butrans 10 mgs, upped to 15mgs in 1-2 months. Woke up with no pain, at first!! was allowed 3 norco, 3 soma for breakthrough. patches wore off often on day 5-6. after 18 mo. wake in pain again. breakthrough meds not sufficient. Have gained 30 lbs, I sweat until my clothes are drenched with slightest exertion. I wake 2-3 times nightly, I am exhausted all day. Sleep for 2-3 hours after kids go to school. side effects seem to have become more of a problem, and pain relief has lessened. hard to keep patches on."

   
3.0

momto11 (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 22, 2015

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"I have had spinal fusion, done with 6 discs herniated and a fractured vertebrae and a spinal stimulator put in and about 36 injections but was never a pain med. person until I could not walk. So I broke down and took the lightest dose of percocet 5mg. It worked for me but after surgery the pain was really really bad. so the Dr. started me on butrans 5mg but it didn't not do anything, so went to the 15mg but got very very sick, sluggish unmotivated just felt lousy BUT got rid of the pain. I have gone back down to the 10mg and stayed on that for a bout 6-8 months but I have just got tired of feeling lousy, and sluggish, so I went to the percocet 10mg as I need them and I have found what works for me. I hope it helped out."

   
7.0

cart-usa (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 21, 2015

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"Butrans causes depression, anxiety, dizziness, nausea. Do not get on this medication."

   
1.0

elle3 (taken for less than 1 month) October 11, 2015

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"I had a series of heart surgeries two years ago due to constrictive viral and then bacterial pericarditis. I have fibrous muscles in my chest from the pressure of up to two liters of extra fluid inside my pericardium multiple times and then not healing properly after the surgeries. I have been in a lot of pain for the last two years. When I first took the patch I was shocked at how well it alleviated my pain, I was only on 5mcg/h, the smallest patch, and it worked wonders for me. At least for a while. After 6 months we have decided to stop the patch due to what seems to be opioid induced pain increases due to the mental effects of the drug. As well as some serious and stubborn constipation due to the opioid."

   
7.0

Alexander Zecharias (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 3, 2015

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"I became unconcious, and some how showed positive for cocaine. Don't really understand how this can happen. I've never taken "street drugs". As a result of the false positive I can't even get any Meds. The Drs. Are running so scared with all this miss use of pain killers, that they won't give it to the ones that need it."

   
1.0

taapiggie (taken for less than 1 month) September 24, 2015

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