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Butrans is a medicated skin patch prescribed to relieve moderate-to-severe chronic pain. This medication contains a narcotic called buprenorphine, and there are strict laws regarding its use, as this drug does have potential for abuse. Buprenorphine binds to specific receptors in the body, which causes many effects, including pain relief. Potential side effects include nausea, headaches, and dizziness.
What Is Butrans?Butrans® (buprenorphine patch) is a long-acting prescription opioid narcotic used to treat moderate-to-severe chronic (long-lasting) pain. It should be used only when around-the-clock (continuous) pain relief is needed. It comes in the form of a patch that is applied to the skin just once a week.
Who Makes This Medication?Butrans is manufactured by LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG for Purdue Pharma, L.P.
How Does Butrans Work?Butrans is a skin patch that contains buprenorphine, an opioid narcotic medication. Butrans patches continuously release buprenorphine in the same amount over a seven-day period.
- Pain relief
- Changes in mood, including feelings of unease (dysphoria) or unusually pleasant feelings (euphoria)
- Cough suppression
- Slowed or shallow breathing
- Slowing of the digestive tract
- Physical dependence.