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User Reviews for Butrans

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For Chronic Pain "Been on it one day 10mg strength I feel weird as anything and am very tired. Started to read all the reviews and now I'm scared of it . Might take it off tommorrow I have been on hydro codone for 7 years 10 mg they worked perfectly for me but new laws screwed me because I also smoke weed to help with the pain and in Georgia you can not smoke with the hydro codone against the law ! I would be happy to be back on my hydro codone."

   
5.0

Harley dude (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "I’ve only been on Butrans for 5 days. I can’t really tell a difference in my pain relief, yet. My Dr. and my Nurse both told me it might take up to 2 weeks for the medication to really start getting into my system! I am on 5 mcg and I am supposed to change the patch every 7 days. I’m hoping and praying that Butrans helps the excruciating pain that I have to endure 24/7!"

Lady Diamond (taken for less than 1 month) July 2, 2018

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For Pain "Felt it is great for people who are not active. If you don't sit still well it doesn't touch the pain"

   
4.0

Ostrich (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 5, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "I can say I have been on every med possibly known to man. I suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic migraines and most days cannot even get out of bed. My neuro doc put me on the butran 20mcg right from the start and I was not convinced they were helping me at all. But by Day 2 I was sooo relieved when I woke from bed to start the morning and I could get out of bed and not be in extreme pain that I couldn’t walk! So I will say for a fact if you can afford this medication and your doc will try it -mixed Ceuta gabapentin - it is truly a miracle drug to say the least -they have a trial offer that lasts a year and will give you a good discount also -I pay 100$ with my blue cross and blue shield insurance and it is worth every penny!!!"

   
10

Lucy (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 30, 2018

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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For Chronic Pain "Gives me massive migraines."

   
1.0

Jenna2222222 January 15, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "Have had chronic pain for 10 yrs from fibro and deg disc disease and have just finished my 8th spinal surgery. I am on 15mcg patch. Only side effect is itching where patch is which I then take some benadryl to counter act. It doesn't control pain 100% but it helps and is not as horrid as fentanyl patches which I had withdrawal issues with after just 3 months. I don't expect to be 100% pain free with my conditions but I will take any help I can :)"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 13, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "On pain patch 3 years and lowered from 10 mg to 5 mg. Did this to stop the use of this drug. It works great for about first year then other issues start. Poor sleep, withdrawal after 5th day, won't last 7 days. When I stopped it I had legs and arm spasming to point of not walking, also lack of energy, and tired for about three weeks, depression, lack of interest in anything. Don't start if you can avoid it.."

   
2.0

Mark D October 9, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "So I started Butrans Thursday noon and currently it's 48 hours I've been on 7.5. I could feel it trying to help my chronic pain. But it just doesn't seem strong enough. I'll need to see about a higher dose. Otherwise I've had no not one side effect. I sleep great. But the stronger dose will be necessary for my morning pain. I worked Thursday and Friday with some relief and I wasn't limping quite as much. The breakthrough med tramadol doesn't do squat for me. I feel the patch is a good fit for me. I just need a higher dose. I'm actually bored not having to take pills all the time. Thanks!"

   
8.0

Johnsonarat1 (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I have been on this pain patch for 2 years and I do not think very highly of it. Because I still have tremendous pain even though its suppose to provide relief around the clock. It does take the edge off. But the side effects aren't that great. You will withdrawal from it after you have been on it more than a couple months, its terrible. And while I wait for a p.a. every month sometimes it has taken up to a week for insurance to approve a med I get every month for last 2 years. Withdrawals are horrific with this medicine. I'm actually and honestly thinking about next withdrawal I go through after I'm done. Never putting another patch on me!!! I'd rather take ibuprofen and not have all the side effects. For pain relief equal to ibuprofen!"

   
2.0

Donna Marie DELLARIA September 23, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I have used the Butrans patch for several years and paid a premium price at CVS. Wal Green's has a generic patch and it cost more than half the price! If you a cortisone nose spray on your skin before the patch is applied it will not give you an allergic reaction to the adhesive. I have had stomach problems with the NSAIDs and the patch is great! I don't think I could work if it wasn't for the patch, FYI: Everyone reacts differently to meds, so don't not try it. It works great for me. So I have nothing negative to say about this patch. My insurance covers the generic brand. $264 verses $750 brand name"

   
9.0

walt#4$er July 31, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I was on tramadol for 3 years and that didn't work. I was also taking Gabapentin for fibromyalgia. I started on the patch 5mg then 10mg 7 day patch helped a little for 3 days then became very itchy and very sore and gave me an allergic reaction to my skin raising it and going red and tender for 2 weeks after patch was removed. "

   
4.0

Clattatio (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 3, 2017

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For Pain "I have had 3 major back surgeries in 6 years. Last surgery fused me at 3 levels, taken Hydrocodene for years, was becoming seriously addicted before last surgery. 2 years after last surgery in Nov. 2014 back, hip and leg pain started to return. My pain management doctor suggested Butrans patches, 10mcg/hour every 7 days a new patch. 10mcg was too strong, sleep all the time, so switched to 5mcg didn't sleep but had no noticeable pain relief. Upped dosage to 7.5mcg/hour patch and have decent pain relief, still need hydrocodene 5mg for break thru pain occasionally. I have been on the patches for almost 5 months. Now experiencing joint and muscle pain in arms, wrists and knees. Hate to give up the patch but still sleepy all the time, no energy."

   
8.0

BackPain Boy July 2, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I am on this patch 5mg for three weeks. I have been on tramadol for 13 years and maxed out. I am in miserable withdrawal and anxiety and leg cramps and diarrhea the entire time. So fidgety and miserable I cannot sleep. MD has nothing to say. Do I quit ? I want to forget it and go back on tramadol."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 19, 2017

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For Pain "Took this for undiagnosed joint and abdominal pain. It helped a little, but even on the 20mcg, I still have a lot of breakthrough pain. Then I put a patch on two days ago. Woke up today with a horrible burning at the patch location. It was so bad, I had to remove it. The skin underneath was bright red and "burnt" looking. It was red both under the adhesive area and under the part where the medication is released. Not sure if I can keep using."

   
5.0

JeannieMeanie (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 11, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I tried the Butrans patch after many years of being on oxy or hydrocodone. The first week was great. The very first night I actually slept & woke up refreshed which I realized hadn't happened in years. After that it was a nightmare! The 2nd week I began to notice I was in more pain than I was before I started the Butrans patch and my right hand was waking me up about 3:30 am numb and feeling on fire and fought with that until I had to get up and go to work. I wasn't sure what was going on. By the 3rd week both my hands were waking me up numb and feeling on fire around 1:30 every night! I was exhausted and in much more pain than ever! I took the patch off and my symptoms are slowly subsiding. DO NOT TAKE THIS MED!!!!"

   
1.0

Panzer2K (taken for less than 1 month) May 1, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "On it for a month and I'm having bad side effects. Extreme restless arms and legs, enough that I can't sleep in the same bed as my husband. Slight headache, nausea, extreme fatigue...can't function and my pain is ok, as long as I don't do any gardening or heavy house work. Right now I can barely make dinner,. I'm so very tired all the time. I had to go on this med because we just retired and my medicare drug insurance will not pay for what worked so well before...then there was a quality of life...now I'm not doing so well."

   
4.0

50orchidlady1983 April 30, 2017

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