Butrans User Reviews

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Comment from: Shot-Pain, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 06

I have had Chronic lower back pain for years. Have been taking Vicodin 5mg for 4 times a day for a while with minimal pain relief. I was switched to Butrans 10mcg and am feeling great pain releif. My Dr still gave me Vicodin for breakthrough pain but I have only needed to take a a few the first few days and have not taken any Vicodin since. Would highly recommend this medication.

Related Reading: lower back pain | Vicodin | Butrans

Comment from: 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: March 19

I have been on many narcotics. i have degenerative disc disease, have had back surgery, and they wanna put cages in between my disc with pins and rods. i opted not to do that as i am 32 yrs. old with 2 young children. my original pain dr just wanted to keep doin injections which did nothing. so i changed pain centers and they put me on the butrans patch. it has cut my pain down alot. i still have some pain but it is tolerable. i am glad they gave me the patch.

Comment from: dawnandmark, 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 02

I started using Butrans 10 about a month ago I decided to get off the Lowertabs I was taking before I over dosed I was taking up to 10 a day just to make the pain go away. the thing I like most about Butrans it is you dont need to keep remembering pills at first the Butrans made my stomache a little sick but a lot of my pain is gone and for once I feel normal not drugged up I can think strait. this week my doctor up my perscription to 20 so I will keep you posted. also ask your doctor for the savings card it is goog for a year or I think you can get it on line it saved me ALOT of money

Comment from: Soundgarden Sabbath, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 12

I'm suffering from DDD, Scoliosis, Shoulder Injury x 2 and neuropathic pain for 10 years (since age 21). Over the years, I've been prescribed Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Codeine, Tramadol, Neurontin,Lyrica.....and finally something that works, the BUTRANS patch. Wow, I actually have control of my life again! My pain level went from an (8) pre-patch to about a (3) post-patch. I apply a new patch every Monday A.M. and I take the old patch off every Tuesday A.M. The reason I do this is because it usually takes the newest patch 24-48 hours to get into your system fully. I buy clear adhesive wrap called 'Tegaderm' at Walgreens and use it to cover my patch. It allows the patch to breath. Tegaderm lasts 7 days also. With BCBS health ins. and the Butrans savings card, I pay only $20/month for 4 patches. Say goodbye to worrying about pills.

Related Reading: Scoliosis | neuropathic pain | Neurontin

Comment from: fibromyalgia, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 08

helps very well with the pain, i've had trouble with the patch sticking for 7 days. been using them for 2 months now and they dont seem to work as well as they did.but overall they are better than lortab.

Comment from: Candi, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: May 31

I have been taking another pain medication for chronic low back pain due to a motorcycle accident I had about 8 years ago. I used to take pain medication occassionaly until about 2 yrs ago, I started needing pain medication everday. Finally my Dr put me on Butran's patch and after about a week of having the patch on I started feeling normal again. I could actually go for the whole day an not think about the pain at all. So, far I have not experienced any side effects from this medication and I have been taking it for about 2 1/2 months. So, far I am very happy with The Butran's Patch

Comment from: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: April 12

I broke by back in 1976 and had 3 verts. fused. Everythin underneath the fusion suffered, especially L5-S1. Six surgerys total in 35 years and alot of pain meds. I started the patch one week ago, so far so good, it seems to work for now. Most of my lumbar spine is now fused, but I still walk. Why could'nt they invent something likes years ago. The technology aint that technical.. All I can say is dont knock it unless you try it...

Comment from: Becca, 45-54 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: April 10

I was using morphine type medication in pill format when my doctor switched me to the Butran patch. I was using 6 break thru medicines per day before switching to the patch. Now I am down to 2.


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