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Butrans side effects

I am new to the Butrans patch but after applying the second one I noticed my hip pain became worse in the spine area. I thought nothing of it until I slept from 3:30 am until 6:00 pm the next day. When I got up I expected to be stiff and in a lot of pain. But I was surprisingly much better. I don't believe it was the rest. I am suspicious it was caused by the medication. Anyone had similar happen? I just discovered on here that this may be a muscle relaxer and not just for pain. Is this true also.


  • I have been on the 20 mcg for a few months now I find that it works well for pain relief over night and I feel significantly better in the morning as compared to when I was on the Hydromorphone Contin. I find that it works well to manage my pain but I do have a huge increase in pain when I start to do too much, I find that at times you can actually feel normal for a couple hours on a good day and that's when the pacing has to take place cause a good day can turn into a bad day quickly. So far all in all I like the Butrans patch it is a nice break from having to take a dozen pills a day, and the side effects have been minimal the worst at times is the horrible dry mouth other than that its been decent, I hope it works well for you.
  • I have been on Buprenorphine for about a year, Im on 52.5 mcg, and find it helps with my pain. I dont have any side effects apart from being tired and drowsy most of the time. So maybe you just did to much that day and the rest helped :) All the best.
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  • backman01bbackman01 Posts: 97
    edited 05/22/2013 - 2:02 PM
    I use the 25mcg patch it helps some also take 3 perocets a day, my legs are really weak from failed fusion-l-4-5,failed scs,injections, I can bearly walk now. Rick
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