What is Butrans?
Butrans is a strong opiate pain reliever meant for daily pain management.
Restrictions for using Butrans:
* Butrans is a strong drug, and as such requires that users not operate heavy machinery or be involved in other dangerous work environments.
* Butrans should not be used by anyone with breathing problems. If you experience difficulty breathing after taking Butran, stop taking it immediately and contact your doctor.
* Butrans is not intended for people with intestinal complications, as Butrans may aggravate these and related conditions.
What you should know before asking your doctor about using Butrans:
* Tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking, and any other conditions you may have.
* Your doctor should also know if you have had any head injuries, or mental illnesses you have before asking about Butrans.
* You may not be able to take Butrans if you have any kidney, liver or thyroid issues.
* Your doctor may need to check you for an irregular heartbeat before he or she can prescribe this medicine.
* If you experience pain or difficulty urinating, your doctor should know about it right away.
* Also let your doctor know if you have had any operations your gall bladder or pancreas.
* Do not use in combination with any other narcotic drugs of any form without a doctor's permission.
Instructions on using Butrans: (The Butrans patch should only be used exactly as directed, or it could be dangerous to your health).
* Do not use Butrans if you are pregnant, as this may cause pregnancy complications. Since the Since the Butrans patch works by slowly putting the medication into your blood stream through your skin, the medication may enter child's bloodstream as well, which would be dangerous if not deadly.
* The Butrans patch should not be used without a doctor's permission if you are breastfeeding. Breastfeeding while using the Butrans patch could end up transmitting the medicine into the baby's body through the milk, which would also endanger the child's health.
Important instructions for using the Butrans patch:
* Do not change your dosages without first consulting a doctor, use Butrans only in amounts recommended by your doctor.
* Do not perform tasks like driving that require you to focus and pay close attention, as the Butrans patch can make you feel dizzy which makes you a danger to yourself and others in the event you are driving. Driving while using Butrans can lead to accidents.
* Be sure to study the medicine's instructions closely before applying it. Be sure not to use the Butrans patch if it has a broken seal, as it could have been contaminated which could cause other health problems.
* Do not use multiple Butrans patches at the same time unless instructed to do so by your medical professional.
* Use the Butrans patch continuously for 7 days for best results.
* Be sure to contact your doctor if you have been using the Butrans patch for a few days and have not experienced any pain relief.
* Let your doctor know immediately if you have to stop using Butrans for any reason.
* Apply the patch exactly as directed on the patch's container.
* If you notice that your Butran patch is not sticking properly, use adhesives such as Bioclusive to help keep it in place.
* Avoid using a bandage to hold the Butrans patch in place, this could cause your body to react in ways other than what is intended. Ask your medical professional about satisfactory adhesives.
* Be aware that the patch might fall off before seven days are over, if this does happen, simply discard that patch and use another over a different part of your skin.
* Rashes where the Butrans patch was placed
* Drowsiness and dizziness
* Discomfort and itching on the affected skin