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Buprenorphine Patch Drug Information

The buprenorphine patch (ButransTM) is a prescription drug used to treat moderate-to-severe chronic pain. This long-acting, opioid narcotic comes in the form of a skin patch that is applied every seven days. Because it is a controlled substance and has a potential for abuse, there are strict laws regarding the use of this medication.
 
Before starting treatment with this skin patch, make sure your healthcare provider has the most up-to-date information on your medical history. You may not be able to safely use buprenorphine patches if you have certain medical conditions, such as seizures, breathing problems, or a history of substance abuse.
 
Also, to avoid potentially dangerous drug interactions, make sure your healthcare provider knows about any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
Most people tolerate this medication well. When side effects do occur, they are generally mild and are easily treated. Some of the common side effects reported with buprenorphine patches include headaches, nausea, and dizziness.
 
(To learn more about this drug, click Buprenorphine Patch. This article offers detailed information on the medication's safety and effectiveness, dosing guidelines, abuse potential, and more.)
 

Buprenorphine Patch Drug Information

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