Buprenorphine vs Butrans for Addiction
Did you mean taking both Buprenorphine and Butrans?
Buprenorphine is a pain relief medication and a chemical dependency medication (opioid).
Butrans is a chemical dependency medication.
June 30, 2010
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Side Effects and Concerns
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
FDA has not classified the drug.
Before taking Buprenorphine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Before taking Butrans during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
There may be a negative interaction between Buprenorphine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Butrans and alcohol.
Method of use
Injection, Oral Film, Pill
Film: 75 mcg, 150 mcg, 300 mcg, 450 mcg, 600 mcg, 750 mcg, 900 mcg
Solution: 0.3 mg/mL, 0.324 mg/mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 8 mg
Syringe: 0.3 mg/mL
Patch: 5 mcg/hour, 7.5 mcg/hour, 10 mcg/hour, 15 mcg/hour, 20 mcg/hour
No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Interaction between Buprenorphine and Butrans: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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