Where is the best place to put my butrans patch?

Where is the best place to put my butrans patch?

Apply BUTRANS to the upper outer arm, upper chest, upper back or the side of the chest. These 4 sites (each present on both sides of the body) provide 8 possible application sites. Rotate BUTRANS among the 8 described skin sites.

Where do you put the butrans patch after wearing the old one for 3 days?

  1. Choose an area of non-irritated, intact skin on your upper arm, outer arm, upper chest, upper back or side of the chest.
  2. The BuTrans patch should be applied to a relatively hairless or nearly hairless skin site.
  3. Avoid skin which is red, irritated or has any other blemishes, for instance large scars.

What schedule drug is butrans?

Butrans contains buprenorphine, a mu opioid partial agonist and Schedule III controlled substance with an abuse potential similar to other Schedule III opioids. Butrans can be abused and is subject to misuse, abuse, addiction, and criminal diversion.

How do you use buprenorphine transdermal system?

You can apply a buprenorphine patch to your upper outer arms, upper chest, upper back, or the side of your chest. Choose an area of skin that is flat and hairless. Do not apply the patch to parts of the body that irritated, broken, cut, damaged, or changed in any way.

How quickly does buprenorphine patch work?

The opioid painkiller in the buprenorphine patch is released slowly into your body. Your first buprenorphine patch may take up to two days to begin to have any noticeable effect but further patches will maintain this effect.

How long does Butrans patch stay in your system?

Butrans is a transdermal patch that is applied to your skin on a weekly basis. The medication will stay in your system between 55 and 132 hours from the removal of your last patch.

What medicines interact with buprenorphine?

Most frequently checked interactions

  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (aspirin)
  • Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine)
  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
  • Combivent (albuterol / ipratropium)
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine)
  • Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids)
  • Klonopin (clonazepam)
  • Lexapro (escitalopram)

How do you use buprenorphine transdermal patch?

How long does it take for a transdermal patch to work?

Your patch will take approximately 12 to 24 hours to reach peak pain controlling levels. During this time you may have be instructed to continue to use other opioid medication. How long will I have to wear Fentanyl patches for?

How does butrans patch make you feel?

The most common adverse reactions (≥5%) reported by patients treated with Butrans in clinical trials were nausea, headache, application site pruritus, dizziness, constipation, somnolence, vomiting, application site erythema, dry mouth, and application site rash.

What is buprenorphine transdermal patch?

Buprenorphine skin patch is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when around-the-clock pain relief is needed for a long period of time. It belongs to the group of medicines called narcotic analgesics (pain medicines). Buprenorphine acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain.

How strong is a Butrans patch?

Butrans is available in 5 different strengths: 5, 7.5, 10, 15, and 20 mcg/hour patches. These different strengths give your healthcare professional options for finding the right level of medication to help treat your chronic pain. Not shown at actual size. The maximum Butrans dose is 20 mcg/hour.

What are the side effects of Butrans patch?


  • headache,dizziness,drowsiness,tiredness; or
  • redness,itching,or rash where the patch was worn.
  • Does Butrans patch get you High?

    Butran patch question…. Yeah, you can chew it, but with Buprenorphine, there is a ceiling effect (regardless of if it has Naloxone in it or not). From my EXTENSIVE experience with the drug, I find that doses over 6mg do not increase your high or pain relief. This amount is equivalent to about 60mg of Oxycodone.

    Where to apply Butrans?

    Patient Counseling Information. Butrans Patches are available in different strengths and patch sizes. Make sure you have the right strength patch that has been prescribed for you. Where to apply BUTRANS: BUTRANS should be applied to the upper outer arm, upper chest, upper back, or the side of the chest (See Figure A).