Butrans vs Fentanyl

Butrans
(Rx)
Fentanyl
(Rx)
Butrans is a chemical dependency medication.
Fentanyl is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.3
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.1
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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June 30, 2010
October 4, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
7,189 Discussions
104,396 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Chronic Pain
#4 for Sedation
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Back Pain
#7 for Severe Pain
Fentanyl is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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But
Itching
9
Nausea
8
Migraines
7
Drowsiness
5
Dizziness
5
Rash
4
Vomiting
4
Burning
3
Blisters
2
Sciatica
2
Fen
Nausea
7
Euphoria
6
Dizziness
2
Rash
1
Hallucinations
1
Low Blood Pressure
1
Dry Mouth
1
Coma
1
Paranoia
1
Lack Of Sleep
1
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Fentanyl
Fen
Itching
But
Fen
9
0
Nausea
But
Fen
8
7
Migraines
But
Fen
7
0
Drowsiness
But
Fen
5
0
Dizziness
But
Fen
5
2
Rash
But
Fen
4
1
Vomiting
But
Fen
4
0
Burning
But
Fen
3
0
Blisters
But
Fen
2
0
Sciatica
But
Fen
2
0
Nausea
Fen
But
7
8
Euphoria
Fen
But
6
0
Dizziness
Fen
But
2
5
Rash
Fen
But
1
4
Hallucinations
Fen
But
1
0
Low Blood Pressure
Fen
But
1
0
Dry Mouth
Fen
But
1
0
Coma
Fen
But
1
0
Paranoia
Fen
But
1
0
Lack Of Sleep
Fen
But
1
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 Butrans during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Fentanyl 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 Butrans and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Fentanyl and alcohol.
Method of use
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Transdermal Patch
Dosages
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Patch: 5 mcg/hour, 7.5 mcg/hour, 10 mcg/hour, 15 mcg/hour, 20 mcg/hour
Patch: 37.5 mcg/hour, 62.5 mcg/hour, 87.5 mcg/hour, 12 mcg/hr, 25 mcg/hr, 50 mcg/hr, 75 mcg/hr, 100 mcg/hr
Spray: 100 mcg/spray, 200 mcg/spray, 400 mcg/spray, 600 mcg/spray, 800 mcg/spray, 1200 mcg (600 mcg/spray X 2), 1600 mcg (800 mcg/spray X 2)
: 25 mcg/hr, 50 mcg/hr, 75 mcg/hr, 100 mcg/hr
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Ingredients
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Buprenorphine
Fentanyl, Fentanyl Citrate/Pf, Fentanyl Citrate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Butrans and Fentanyl: Severe Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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