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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Butrans if you have:
 
  • A history of drug or alcohol dependence or abuse
  • A history of breathing problems, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other lung disease
  • Paralytic ileus (a condition in which food does not move through the intestines as normal, leading to intestinal obstruction or blockage)
  • Heart disease of any kind
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • A very slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • A family history of long QT syndrome
  • Low potassium levels in the blood (hypokalemia)
  • A head injury, brain tumor, or increased pressure around the brain
  • A history of strokes
  • A history of seizures
  • Problems urinating
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Gallbladder or pancreas disease
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Butrans Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 
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