BUTRANS: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

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”

Plus123 March 8, 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.”

Winnabell (taken for 1 to 6 months) 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!”

BKcolorado February 19, 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?”

2018nana February 16, 2018

For Pain “I’ve had this on for over a day and it’s not helping a bit.”

Alexprime February 12, 2018

For Chronic Pain “Gives me massive migraines.”

Jenna2222222 January 15, 2018

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