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User Reviews for Butrans

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Reviews for Butrans

Anonymous August 16, 2019

For Chronic Pain "So I started Butrans with my pain management doctor for Fibromyalgia and I feel it helps a little but not enough. I'm still in extreme pain a lot and have to take 50mg 4× a day tramadol with it while having the butrans 15mcg on and it still not enough. I feel if I had something other than tramadol to alleviate the break through pain it would work better but my doctor wants to maximize the patch first and see. I've had Fibromyalgia for 2 years so I'm ready to feel relief I'm 24 and struggling so badly"

Emmylou · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 13, 2019

For Chronic Pain "I live in the UK I cannot sit for more than 10 minutes without being in excruciating pain (I have Failed Back Surgery Syndrome and Bi-Lateral Degeneration in my SI Joints.) I am now on Butrans Patches 70mcg with Buprenorphine Subs (200mg) for breakthrough pain. I had to BEG my Pain Consultant for the Subs because the patch provides NO RELIEF! I cannot even move without aggravating my SI joints. I only get 3 subs a day, but need to take at least 2 at a time, to give me just 4 hrs of relief. As I have to save them for BP, which usually occurs 1-3x a day. I am in almost constant pain (6-7) and have to ride the BP out as I don't have enough subs to cover it. I am 40yrs old and am now pretty much bed bound. I suffer from constant migraines (with aura), fatigue, insomnia (average about 3 hrs sleep a night), shortness of breath, horrible clamminess, and my hair is all falling out. The patches irritate my skin and leave it red and sore. I am desperate to get off this drug!!"

Lynn · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 9, 2019

For Chronic Pain "I used the generic Butrans patch for 3 weeks due to my insurance co-pays. Each week, after 24 hours of applying the patch, the adhesive broke loose from the skin and the patch was rendered useless. I eventually taped the patch to my arm but did not receive the full effect of the patch's medication. My pain increased significantly during this time. I contacted the company x 3 and sent photos but the company representative did not resolve the issue. I now use only the brand name Butrans and pay a higher co-pay. I feel that the company should, at least, reimburse me for the defective patches."

McV · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 11, 2019

For Chronic Pain "I have been taken hydrocodone for 28 years due to a gunshot. I have nerve damage and severe pain in both legs from mid-thigh down to my toes. I was sceptical when my doctor recommended I transfer from the hydroxodone to Butrans but I am so glad I agreed to make the change. What a difference! It has been life-changing and I can actually do routine daily activities with minimal pain. I wish I had started this years ago. Finally my legs feel normal again."

Jam · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 6, 2019

For Chronic Pain "Butrans saved my life and enabled me to function with severe chronic pain, type 1 diabetes and fibromyalgia. Been on max 20mcgr/hr for several years now. Have terrible sensitivity to patch adhesive so spray Flovent (puffer) on skin prior to applying patch and all good! Ask your doc for off label use of Flovent in you get severe itch-I was scratching my skin raw."

Tman · Taken for less than 1 month March 22, 2019

For Chronic Pain "On opiates for twenty years, put on butrans and now 4 day of withdrawals with no pain control. This is so hard."

Steve55 February 22, 2019

For Chronic Pain "I’ve dealt with chronic upper level back pain for 13 years and have had two back surgeries. Throughout most of this time I’ve been maintained on hydrocodone but developed problems with tolerance and I very much suspect I’ve also developed hyperalgesia which is when long term use of opioids make you more sensitive to pain in general. I was at the point of barely being able to function. I found butrans about two years ago Its totally turned me around. I went from pain and fatigue level of 8 down to 1-2. The butrans patch is nothing short of a miracle. Butrans helps with not just pain and fatIgue but also with my depression. I’ve been on the same dose of butrans patch of 10mcg for two years now, so I’ve not had tolerance issues which I’ve read butrans is unique in that way of not having tolerance build up problems. No side effects whatsoever either. My life would be pure hell without it. Relieves pain wayyyy better than any narcotic I’ve been on."

Harley dude · Taken for less than 1 month September 27, 2018

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."

Lady Diamond · Taken for less than 1 month July 2, 2018

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!"

Ostrich · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 5, 2018

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"

Lucy · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 30, 2018

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!!!"

Micke · Taken for 10 years or more May 15, 2018

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."

Rusty · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 22, 2018

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."

Lashon · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 20, 2018

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."

joint pain from autoimmune dx · Taken for less than 1 month March 21, 2018

For Chronic Pain "No adverse side effects. I did not have total pain control but I got significant relief."

Plus123 March 8, 2018

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 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 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"

Winnabell · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 19, 2018

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."

BKcolorado February 19, 2018

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!"

2018nana February 16, 2018

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?"

Alexprime February 12, 2018

For Pain "I've had this on for over a day and it's not helping a bit."

Jenna2222222 January 15, 2018

For Chronic Pain "Gives me massive migraines."

Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 13, 2017

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 :)"

Mark D October 9, 2017

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.."

Johnsonarat1 · Taken for less than 1 month October 7, 2017

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!"

Donna Marie DELLARIA September 23, 2017

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!"