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Generic Butrans, Buprenex, Subutex

BUPRENORPHINE is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of buprenorphine is around $98.93, 67% off the average retail price of $299.89. Compare opioid Agonist/Antagonists.
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What is Buprenorphine used for?

Treats severe pain around the clock. Butrans (buprenorphine) is effective for treating severe pain around-the-clock, but it has a high potential for abuse and misuse.

Buprenorphine Quick Facts
  • Prescription opioids are used to treat several kinds of pain - but they carry significant risks, including addiction. Learn more about these drugs and be sure to discuss the risks with your doctor.
  • Has a lower-cost generic available (buprenorphine).
  • Requires a prescription to use.
  • Drug Class is opioid Agonist/Antagonists.
  • Buprenorphine has 4 black box warnings from the FDA.

Buprenorphine Reviews

9 Reviews from Iodine.com

5 Tips about Buprenorphine from Iodine.com

43 year old woman
  • Used for a few months
  • Taken for Pain management

Reviewed Butrans on 10/12/2017

  • Not worth it
  • Didn’t work
  • Big hassle
Stay away from this. The withdrawal took 2 weeks of pain and sweating. Very uncomfortable.
20 year old woman
  • Used for a year or so
  • Taken for Chronic (Severe)

Reviewed 6/16/2017

  • Worth it
  • Worked so-so
  • Some hassle
May wear off before the one week mark, so be prepared for withdrawals near the end of your patch.
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Buprenorphine side effects

Common Side Effects
  • Nausea21%
  • Application site itchiness15%
  • Dizziness15%
  • Headache14%
  • Sleepiness13%
  • Constipation13%
  • Vomiting9%
  • Application site redness7%
  • Application site rash6%
  • Dry mouth6%
  • Tiredness5%
  • Excessive sweating4%
  • Accumulation of fluid in arms and legs3%
  • Itching3%
  • Stomach discomfort2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Potential for addiction, abuse, and misuse
      Higher risk if:
    • Personal or family history of substance abuse
    • History of mental illness

    Butrans (buprenorphine) has a high potential for abuse, misuse, or addiction, which can lead to complications such as overdose and death. A person can become addicted to it even at normal doses. Do not place Butrans (buprenorphine) in your mouth. Chewing or swallowing it might lead to a higher chance of choking and overdosing. Your doctor will determine if this is the right treatment option for you based on your history of drug use and medication taking habits.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Life-threatening effects on breathing
      Higher risk if:
    • Children
    • Those who overdose on Butrans (buprenorphine)
    • Use with other medications that slow down breathing

    Butrans (buprenorphine) can slow down your rate of breathing even at the correct dosage. This can happen at any time you are on it. Your chances of experiencing this problem with breathing are highest within the first 24-72 hours of starting the medication or increasing the dosage.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Harm to fetus or newborn baby
      Higher risk if:
    • Pregnant women who use Butrans (buprenorphine) for a long period of time

    If you are pregnant and have used Butrans (buprenorphine) for a long period of time, your newborn baby can experience withdrawal effects, which are potentially life-threatening if left untreated. You should discuss the risks and benefits of using this medicine with your doctor.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Interactions with other medicines
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking other medications that also cause sleepiness and/or slow down breathing

    Butrans (buprenorphine) should not be taken with certain medications used for sleep, anxiety, muscle relaxation, and other opioids since they can all build up drowsiness. In more severe cases, your breathing could be slowed down so much that it becomes life-threatening. Talk to your doctor before you start taking any other new medications.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Severe allergic reaction

    Butrans (buprenorphine) can cause a severe allergic reaction which include signs like skin rash, hives, face swelling, difficulty breathing, and the feeling of wanting to pass out. Go to the emergency room right away if you can't breathe or feel like you will faint after taking Butrans (buprenorphine).

  • Risk of possible overdose and death
      Higher risk if:
    • Exposure to the sun or an external source of heat for a long period of time

    Avoid exposing the area of your skin where the Butrans (buprenorphine) patch is placed to heating pads, heat lamps, saunas, and hot tubs. Heat can increase the amount of Butrans (buprenorphine) that enters your body, which can lead to potential overdose and even death in more severe cases. While using this medication, try to stay away from the sun for long periods of time and avoid getting hot water on the site where the patch is applied.

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Additional Information about side effects
For additional information on Buprenorphine side effects, please visit PubMed Health.

Buprenorphine interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following is usually not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Ethanol

Buprenorphine dosages

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For buccal dosage form (film):
    • For severe pain:
      • Adults—At first, 75 micrograms (mcg) as a single dose once a day or every 12 hours. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 900 mcg every 12 hours.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For sublingual dosage form (tablets):
    • For maintenance treatment of opioid dependence:
      • Adults—4 to 24 milligrams (mg) as a single dose once a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Buprenorphine images

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    Buprenorphine Hydrochloride 8mg Sublingual Tablet

    This medicine is a white, round sublingual imprinted with "54 411".

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    Buprenorphine Hydrochloride 8mg Sublingual Tablet

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