Butrans

Active Ingredient(s): Buprenorphine
FDA Approved: * June 30, 2010
Pharm Company: * PURDUE PHARMA LP
Category: Opioid Dependence

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Butrans Overview

Buprenorphine/naloxone, sold under the brand name Suboxone among others, is a fixed-dose combination medication that includes buprenorphine and naloxone.[2] It is used to treat opioid use disorder, and reduces the mortality of opioid use disorder by 50% (namely by reducing the risk of overdose on full-agonist opioids such as heroin or fentanyl).[2][4][5] It relieves cravings to use and withdrawal symptoms.[6] Bupr...

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Buprenorphine tablets to Butrans patch

What is the conversion for sublingual tabs to a butrans patch? I was on 20mg tabs and have now been given 20mcg patches. I'm on hour 24 and just not feeling great. I can't find much info on this switch. Please and thank you! ## Unfortunately, this issue is a known thing, most people do experience some feelings of withdrawal, and annoying side effects, when they switch, according to FDA warnings. Typical side effects of Buprenoprhine may include nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. This medication also carries the risk of being habit forming. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change?

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Butrans 20mg to Duragesic 50mg Fentanyl Patch

After my doc saw the severity of my herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylothesis, deg.disc disease (severe), I was given Fentanyl (Duragesic) patches 50mg. My doc told me to start it 24 hrs after removing my Butrans patch i had on for only 3 weeks. Im eager to get this one on asap for pain relief. IF i put the Fentanyl patch on, would it work since i took off the Butrans patch 16 hours ago? Also, do you think i will be likely to overdose if i have never taken it before? ## Hello, Christine! How are you? No, the Fentanyl patch will not work, if you put it on sooner than your doctor has instructed, so you'd just be wasting a patch. The Buprenorphine in the Butrans takes a much stronger grip on your opiate receptors than other narcotics, so the Fentanyl will not be able to have an ...

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Help finding a doctor for pain meds in San Antonio, Texas

I need to find a kind pain management doc in San Antonio, TX that will take medicaid Amerigroup. I'm currently seeing Dr. Kanishka Monis. He is a nice young man BUT, his staff and their way of handling patients is terrible. I was changed from Butrans 10 patches with 3 8mg suboxone a day to 20 mgs of methadone, after a week of hell I called to see if I could up the dose a little. No. I had to see him. But I couldn't get another appointment for 10 days. They have NO protocol for adjusting dosages in patients that are not at a therapeutic level of medication. I have been in agony for months, there has to be a pain management clinic or doctor that will take Amerigroup insurance in San Antonio,TX that are kind and caring, and don't leave their patients hanging out to dry! Help pl...

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Butrans vs Suboxone for addiction

I recently have been taken off Suboxone because my addiction doctor is no longer taking my insurance. I've been on it for 8yrs so for him to just cut me and other patients off like that was wrong. I know I'm definitely going to have withdrawals soon because I've been on it for a long time. I've heard of another drug called Butrans just recently and was told that any doctor can prescribe it even if they don't have that special waiver that's needed in order to prescribe Suboxone. Can anyone tell me if that's true and if it is like Suboxone? I know it has to be prescribed for pain not addiction. Do insurance companies ask for anything special to be put on it like they do for Suboxone? I used to get blood work and u/a's monthly with counseling sessions. ## Th...

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Butrans patch not working!

Doc just switched me from fentanyl 50 mcg every 3 days to Butrans 15mcg every 7 days and I am now getting no pain relief and am suffering from extremely bad headaches. The reason I asked to be switched in the first place was because the fentanyl was causing very bad night sweats. The butrans is doing the same along with the headaches. Is there a pill I can ask for that will give me the pain relief of the fentanyl without the terrible night sweats. Also the fentanyl was only working for 2 days instead of 3 and I had problems with them falling off. Any help would be appreciated. ## Hello, BRod! How are you? Fentanyl is the strongest opiate available, so you went from that to something weaker, which explains why the Butrans isn't helping your pain. There's really nothing else compa...

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Butrans Patches & Itching

I've been on the Butrans patches now for 2 months. I started on 5mg & now I'm on 20mg. I also have Amitriptyline 10mg per day which eventually will go up to 50mg... I also have Tramadol when needed... I was put on Gabapentin but they made me too dopey & they was not good for my Epilepsy either. I felt really ill off them. I suffer from nerve pain as well as stiffness and the Butrans helps with the stiffness; they don't take the major pain away but they do help... I just wish I could stop itching, it's driving me nuts. So if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. TY. ## Try using a cold pack - relieves the itching (for me, at least) instantly

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Butrans patches after methadone

I'm on 80 mlg of methadone and received butrans patches. Will this put me in withdrawal? Do the butrans patches have the opioid blocker? ## MDuser YES YES YES MY GOD PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS It can and WILL CAUSE SEVERE WITHDRAWL. I rarely post such a reactive emo reply but this contraindication can cause death SEEK AN ALTERNATIVE and most deff. Contact a professional competent PHYSCIAN that knows wtf he's doing !!!!! Please post back so we know that you are ok God bless. ## I went onto a 20m butran patch from methadone and felt no side ill effects at all. Butran patch is 10x better from a convenience standpoint IMO

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butrans 10 with 3 8mg suboxone to 20mg methadone for chronic pain feel terrible

Butrans with suboxone to methadone for chronic pain, from pain management doctor. I feel terrible, no energy, anxiety, panic, fell like a dishrag! Help what is the proper equivalent for going from Butrans 10 patch with 3 8mg subs to methadone ## Hello, Fanny! How are you feeling? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. It sounds like you might be experiencing some withdrawal symptoms, so you may need a higher dose of the Methadone. Why was your medication changed? Were the others not working for you? This medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. ## If iam on 16mgs of surboxon how much methadone can I have and can I take it the next day I've only been on surboxone...

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switching from butrans patch to fentanyl

I have been on the butrans 20 mcg patch for 3 months and am getting ready to switch to the fentanyl 25 mcg patch. Will I get same amount of or better pain relief? Also, my Dr refuses to keep me on this patch. Is it wise to even start it then? ## Hi Roxie, To my knowledge, Fentanyl is the strongest prescribed pain reliever available. So my theory is that it should provide a greater sense of pain relief. However, because we all react/respond differently (and since no two meds are created equally), the only way to know for certain would be to try them both first-hand and make an assessment after giving your body some time to adjust to any changes. On the other hand, if your doctor is only planning on prescribing Fentanyl temporarily (i.e. giving you a band-aid and ripping it off) I don...

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butrans 5mg patch vs hydrocodone 10/325 for pain

Im having an awful time with migraines. No triptans work so I'm on narcotics for chronic pain. Currently taking hydrocodone 10/325 twice a day but its not helping much anymore. Pain mgnmt dr prescribed Butrans 5mg patch. Its not covered by my insurance so I wanted to know if its better for pain than the current hydro I'm on before spending $170 on a mths supply. Any info is appreciated. Tired of this chronic pain! ## ask your Dr if he can appeal the insurance Co's decision. He might be able to get them to OK it. I take Butrans 15 for severe neck pain. I love the fact the one patch lasts a week and there is no ups and down in the pain relief. ## Hello, Sharon! Sorry about the migraines. The only way to know if it will help you is by actually trying it. What you might want to ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Buprenorphine
  • Film: 0.075mg, 0.15mg, 0.3mg, 0.45mg, 0.6mg, 0.75mg, 0.9mg, 12mg + 3mg, 150mcg, 16mg + 4mg, 2 mg + 0.5 mg, 2.1mg + 0.3mg, 2mg + 0.5mg, 300mcg, 4.2mg + 0.7mg, 450mcg, 4mg + 1mg, 6.3mg + 1mg, 600mcg, 750mcg, 75mcg, 8 mg + 2 mg, 8mg + 2mg, 900mcg
  • Film, Extended Release: 10mcg/hr, 15mcg/hr, 20mcg/hr, 5mcg/hr, 7.5mcg/hr
  • Implant: 80mg, 80mg/implant
  • Injection: 0.3mg, 0.3mg/ml
  • Injection, Extended Release: 100mg, 300mg
  • Solution, Extended Release: 100mg/0.5ml (100mg/0.5ml), 300mg/1.5ml (200mg/ml)
  • Tablet: 0.7mg + 0.18mg, 1.4mg + 0.36mg, 11.4mg + 2.9mg, 2.9mg + 0.71mg, 2mg, 2mg + 0.5mg, 5.7mg + 1.4mg, 8.6mg + 2.1mg, 8mg, 8mg + 2mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Butrans: (10 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 35356-605 Butrans 10 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-606 Butrans 20 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-607 Butrans 5 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54569-6325 Butrans 10 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-6326 Butrans 20 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 59011-750 Butrans 5 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-751 Butrans 10 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-752 Butrans 20 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-757 Butrans 7.5 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-758 Butrans 15 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Purdue Pharma Lp

Other drugs which contain Buprenorphine or a similar ingredient: (11 results)

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