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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
Rating: 3 out of 5
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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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 J B Gist
October 7, 2014
J B Gist wrote
Pain Management
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By Lexiebug
September 9, 2014
Lexiebug wrote
Butrans, Day 1, desperately need help...needing support
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By maurice smook
August 6, 2013
maurice smook wrote
info about the patches versus tylenol
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Week 3
Butrans 5mcg/he is not going to touch your pain. I was taking 3 8mg/2mg suboxone which equals 24 mg. Not mcg. A day. I'm now butrans 20mcg/he and I can function but not very well
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What patients are saying about Butrans vs. Fentanyl

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on Butrans and they worked extremely well. Unfortunately...
...was on Butrans and they worked extremely well. Unfortunately ...plaster. The Chronic Pain Clinic lady said that it was a nasty reaction and suggested I change to Fentanyl. I did and it is gre...
20mcg before I switched to fentanyl the butrans didn't last...
...I switched to fentanyl the butrans didn't last the full 7 days so I didn't like it, the...
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 ...
impressed. I got so much relief from butrans but no much...
...won't cover it so had to switch to fentanyl 2 weeks ago. I am sooo not impressed. I got so...
patches but I didn't find those nearly as effective....
...found BuTrans patches very helpful but became allergic ...They changed me to Fentanyl patches but I didn't find those nearly as effective. It just...
the Fentanyl patch and sadly, I hate it. Ask your doctor...
...Fentanyl patch and sadly, I hate it. Ask your doctor about the BuTrans patch. I was on that one and it was AMAZING. I had no side effects and ...With the Fentanyl, I ha...
done a switch from fentanyl to butrans and which do you...
...anyone done a switch from fentanyl to butrans and which do ...lot to answer but I am real scared of changing although the fentanyl doesn't seem to be working as good as it used to, is some relie...
on Fentanyl patches, plus I had itching all over my body...
I had to take anti sickness medication whilst on Fentanyl patches, plus I had itching all over my body on the ...when I stopped using them. BuTrans patches worked much better for me but I had to...
find that the butrans patches cause skin problems but i had...
fentanyl is also opiate based but i can also take tramadol and paracetemol when needed ...to find that the butrans patches cause skin problems but i had the same with the fentanyl to begin with jus...
on Butrans patches but it didn't help enough to be worth it....
...term meds. I was on Fentanyl for a long time. While it did help, it required increased ...new pain clinic tried me on Butrans patches but it didn't help enough to be worth it. I also didn't want...
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