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I have recently been placed on Butrans transdermal patches for chronic pain caused by Cervical Spondolysis. Doc started me on what looks to be a very low dosage of 5mg patches, and has today doubled the dosage to 10mg weekly patches.
Upon replacing a patch I felt a sudden rush of tiredness hit me within 90 minutes of sticking the patch on, but after the initial 'hit', the patches don't seem to be having much effect on the pain. I have been taking other pain relief as well including Tramadol, Acupan, Diazapan, paracetamol, etc, but I was specifically told to avoid any medication that contains codeine (co-codamol, codeine phosphate, etc) as it reacts adversely with the buprenorphine, and also to avoid ibuprofen as well.
I will probably be on the 10mg patches for a month at least to see how they go but I have a feeling that the dose will need increasong again after the 4 weeks.
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