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Butrans vs. Fentanyl for Pain

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Butrans

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Other Names: Buprenorphine   Subutex   Temgesic   Buprenex

Fentanyl

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Other Names: Duragesic   Actiq   Fentora   Fentanyl Citrate   Sublimaze
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Buprenorphine (sold under the trade-names of Subutex, Suboxone (buprenorphine with naloxone) - high-dose tablets used for the treatment of addiction - Temgesic, Buprenex - solutions for injection used for acute pain in primary-car... Read more on Wikipedia
Fentanyl (also known as fentanil, brand names Sublimaze, Actiq, Durogesic, Fentora, Onsolis, Instanyl, Abstral, and others) is a potent synthetic narcotic analgesic with a rapid onset and short duration of action. It is a strong agonist at the mu o... Read more on Wikipedia
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By maurice smook
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maurice smook wrote
info about the patches versus tylenol
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What patients are saying about Butrans vs. Fentanyl

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a 70mcgm Butrans patch to Fentanyl ones because of severe...
...- changed from a 70mcgm Butrans patch to Fentanyl ones because of severe skin ...were taken off. The Fentanyl patches suit me very ...was worth the change! Butrans was effective though ...
from the butrans patch to the fentanyl and find it much...
...fentanyl patch 25mcg which i change every 3 days and when the pain gets worse i take codeine 60mg 4xdaily. I did think the gabapentin was not working as i still had so much pain but the moment i r...
the Fentanyl 50 mcg patch from the Butrans 20 mcg...
...My Pm just prescribed the Fentanyl 50 mcg patch from the Butrans 20 mcg due to costs. ...before putting on the Fentanyl patch. I'm taking my ...a week before starting on the Fentanyl patch? ...
and it doesn't work for me, I might be denied the BuTrans...
Oops let me clarify...my pain doc thinks if I choose to change to fentanyl and it doesn't work for me, I might be denied the BuTrans that I'm on now cuz BuTrans isn't on my insurances formulated...
to 25 and then start the butrans patch for pain. Has anyone...
...have been on fentanyl 75 for many ...my pain doc and we have decided to wean down the fentanyl to 25 and then start the butrans patch for pain. Has anyone done a switch from fentanyl to butrans ...
changing patches. Anyone switch from Fentanyl to Butrans?...
I have been on the Fentanyl patch for years, started at ...anymore and am considering trying Butrans. Due to Colostomy I can't ...of changing patches. Anyone switch from Fentanyl to Butrans?...
it was a nasty reaction and suggested I change to Fentanyl...
...Butrans and they worked extremely well. Unfortunately I started to get a nasty, itchy rash around the site of the sticky plaster. I ignored this and carried on using them and ended up with a seve...
of asking my PM to switch me to the generic fentanyl...
...butrans or fentanyl.i am currenly on the butrans 20mcg but they are $200 a month with insurance and discount program. I'm thinking of asking my PM to switch me to the generic fentanyl patch. I...
the Butrans 20 to the Fentanyl 12.  Since changing patches...
...Butrans patch (having gone from 5 to 10 to 20mcg) it was doing very well with providing pain relief.  Unfortunately, about 3 months ago I was starting to get patch site irritation ...Butrans 20 ...
pain is being managed with fentanyl patches, oramorph and...
...His pain is being managed with fentanyl patches, oramorph and ...medication I have mentioned. Before fentanyl patches he was on butrans patches but these made him extremely tired . Combined wit...
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