What is BuTrans Transdermal Patch?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Buprenorphine patch

BuTrans is an international name for transdermal patches contain buprenorphine in a continuous release formulation to be worn for seven consecutive days available in the following strengths: 5mcg/hr, 10mcg/hr and 20mcg/hr.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 81 76
Fibromyalgia 46 43
Doctor recommendation 20 25
Chronic Pain Syndrome 3 3
CRPS I (Complex regional pain syndrome type I) 3 2
Back pain 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 15
Moderate 27
Mild 33
None 31

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with BuTrans Transdermal Patch

Side effect Patients
Nausea 10
Itching 4
Rashes (redness, swelling) 4
Constipation 3
Lethargy 3
Sleepiness 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch

Dosage Patients
20 mcg weekly 4
1 PATCH weekly 3
5 mcg weekly 3
10 mcg weekly 2
15 mcg weekly 2
1.5 mg weekly 1
2 other weekly 1
5 PATCH weekly 1
7.5 mcg weekly 1
10 mg weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 16
Did not seem to work 12
Doctor's advice 10
Other 7
Expense 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 16
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 95
Usually 7
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 80
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 10
$100-199 10
$50-99 2
$25-49 8
< $25 41
Not specified 35

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 4
Morphine (Morphine ER) 2
Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Fentanyl (Actiq) 1

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Patients stopped taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fentanyl Transdermal Patch (Duragesic) 1
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1
Morphine ER (MS Contin) 1
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2 patient evaluations for BuTrans Transdermal Patch

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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 65
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

See pheonix61's full BuTrans Transdermal Patch history

Feb 14, 2012 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Itching and rash from patch adhesive)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 PATCH Weekly
Advice & Tips: Excellent pain control when I was on this patch but toward the end of treatment I was ready for re-evalution of dosage. Only problem I had was that due to NHS prescribing guidelines where the cheapest generic is prescribed the atch medium change from a plastic base to a cloth base of which I am allergic to this type of plaster. As it could not be made sure that I would be prescribed the patch I was originaly prescribed and the present one was causing itching under the patch and causing a dermatitis rash on my skin it had to be discontinued.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F36y
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 15, 2011 (Started Aug 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mcg Weekly

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