Buprenorphine vs Butrans for Opioid Dependence

Buprenorphine
(Rx)
Butrans
(Rx)
Buprenorphine is a pain relief medication and a chemical dependency medication (link kb-display="Opioids"opioid/link).
Butrans is a chemical dependency medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.5
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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Not Available
June 30, 2010
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
43,636 Discussions
7,192 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Addiction
#3 for Pain
#4 for Depression
#6 for Chronic Pain
#7 for Dependence
Buprenorphine is prescribed for Withdrawal Symptoms and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Our data suggest that it is taken for Pain and Depression, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#3 for Chronic Pain
#4 for Addiction
#5 for Depression
#6 for Severe Pain
Our data suggest that Butrans is taken for Pain, although it is not approved for this condition. In addition, it is prescribed for Withdrawal Symptoms.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bup
Euphoria
9
Nausea
5
Vomiting
3
Respiratory Depression
2
Dizziness
2
Dry Mouth
1
Itching
1
Restlessness
1
Dysphoria
1
Paranoia
1
But
Itching
9
Nausea
8
Migraines
7
Drowsiness
5
Dizziness
5
Rash
4
Vomiting
4
Burning
3
Blisters
2
Sciatica
2
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Buprenorphine
Bup
Butrans
But
Euphoria
Bup
But
9
0
Nausea
Bup
But
5
8
Vomiting
Bup
But
3
4
Respiratory Depression
Bup
But
2
0
Dizziness
Bup
But
2
5
Dry Mouth
Bup
But
1
0
Itching
Bup
But
1
9
Restlessness
Bup
But
1
0
Dysphoria
Bup
But
1
0
Paranoia
Bup
But
1
0
Itching
But
Bup
9
1
Nausea
But
Bup
8
5
Migraines
But
Bup
7
0
Drowsiness
But
Bup
5
0
Dizziness
But
Bup
5
2
Rash
But
Bup
4
0
Vomiting
But
Bup
4
3
Burning
But
Bup
3
0
Blisters
But
Bup
2
0
Sciatica
But
Bup
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
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).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
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.
Category D
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.
Category X
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.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Buprenorphine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Butrans during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Buprenorphine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Butrans and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Oral Film, Pill
Transdermal Patch
Dosages
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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
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Buprenorphine
Buprenorphine
Drug Interactions
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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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