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Butrans Uses

Can Children Use It?

Butrans is approved only for use in adults. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using Butrans in children.
 

Can Older Adults Use It?

Yes -- older adults can use Butrans. However, they may be more sensitive to the side effects of this medication, including respiratory depression (decreased breathing). Therefore, it should be used with caution in older adults. A healthcare provider may recommend a lower dosage and additional monitoring when prescribing this drug to an older person.
 

Is Butrans Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the treatment of chronic pain. This is known as an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for Butrans.
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