What is BuTrans Transdermal Patch?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Buprenorphine patch

BuTrans is an international name for transdermal patches; it contains buprenorphine in a continuous release formulation to be worn for seven consecutive days.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 91 92
Fibromyalgia 51 48
Doctor recommendation 21 29
Chronic pain syndrome 3 4
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 3 2
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome 3 2

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 16
Moderate 29
Mild 38
None 39

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with BuTrans Transdermal Patch

Side effect Patients
Nausea 9
Itching 4
Rashes (redness, swelling) 4
Constipation 3
Sleepiness 3
Allergic reaction to patch adhesive 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch

Dosage Patients
10 mcg weekly 6
15 mcg weekly 4
20 mcg weekly 4
1 PATCH weekly 3
5 mcg weekly 2
7.5 mcg weekly 2
2 other weekly 1
5 PATCH weekly 1
10 mg weekly 1
10 PATCH weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 15
Did not seem to work 14
Doctor's advice 10
Other 9
Expense 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 38 patients who've stopped taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch

Duration

Currently taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 16
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 109
Usually 7
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 19
Not at all hard to take 91
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 11
$100-199 13
$50-99 3
$25-49 15
< $25 42
Not specified 38

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 4
Morphine (Morphine ER) 3
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 2
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 2
Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone) 1

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking BuTrans Transdermal Patch and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fentanyl (Actiq) 1
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 1
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 1
Medical marijuana (Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for BuTrans Transdermal Patch

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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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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