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Old 08-22-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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Butranz patches or Oxycontin.

Hi there,

I have some butrans Patches that i had tried a number of months before my fusion. They were prescribed by a different Pain Management Specialist. I remember while on them not finding any relief and quite sick on them.
I am wondering now that my situation is different would the Butrans patches -Buprenorphine, be better or the same as the Oxycontin 20mg (taking at 6hour intervals).

Can anyone throw any light on it.

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Old 08-22-2008, 05:56 PM   #2
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Re: Butranz patches or Oxycontin.

Hi Round,

Just a word of caution. If you are currently taking the Oxy or any other pure agonist drug (morphine, fentanyl, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone, or methadone) and you put one of those buprenorphine patches on, you WILL GO INTO WD!!

Buprenorphine is a partial agonist/partial antagnoist. So, that would be very bad. Just go back and look at Steve's thread about his very horrible detox experience with the buprenorphine. I had a similar experience (also in that thread) with Nubain. Nubain and Stadol also fall into that drug category that will send anybody dependent on opioids into immediate w/d's. Just be careful, ok??

If you are thinking about doing this, you need to talk with your current doc first and see what he says. I'm just trying to look out for you. You DO NOT want to experience that hell that Steve and I both landed in. Take care and bye for now.


Old 08-22-2008, 10:34 PM   #3
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Re: Butranz patches or Oxycontin.

GREAT advice by Friendly............

I hope you haven't tried to use them.



Old 08-23-2008, 05:42 AM   #4
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Re: Butranz patches or Oxycontin.

No dont worry hadnt tried to use them, I was just trying to remember how I was on them, I know painwise not good, wasnt planning to use them with my current meds, just wondering did anyone find them better than the oxycontin.


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