Butrans Medication Information
Available by prescription only, ButransTM (buprenorphine patch) is a medication used to treat pain. Specifically, this opioid narcotic is approved to treat moderate-to-severe chronic (long-lasting) pain. It comes in the form of a skin patch, which is applied every seven days. Common side effects include headaches, nausea, and dizziness.
It's important to review the safety information for Butrans with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider knows if you have any other medical conditions, such as seizures or any kind of breathing problem, or are taking any other types of medicine.
(For more information on this medication, click Butrans. This article gives a more in-depth discussion, explaining how Butrans works for pain relief, what to expect while taking it, and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)