How do I use Transtec?
TRANSTEC® is to be applied immediately after removal from the sachet. Following removal of the release liner, the transdermal patch should be pressed firmly in place with the palm of the hand for approximately 30 seconds.
What are Butec patches?
Butec are stick-on, pain-relief patches for adults suffering from moderate, non-malignant (‘non-cancer’), chronic (‘long- standing’) pain which requires an opioid to obtain adequate pain relief. They contain a pain-relief medicine called buprenorphine (BUE-pre-NOR-feen) and come in 3 different sizes and strengths.
Are buprenorphine patches strong?
Strength of buprenorphine Buprenorphine comes in different strengths, depending on the type: patches – these release 5 micrograms, 10 micrograms, 15 micrograms or 20 micrograms every hour for 7 days, or 35 micrograms, 52.5 micrograms or 70 micrograms every hour for 3 or 4 days. tablets – 200 micrograms or 400 …
Do butrans patches make you high?
Any habit-forming medication that causes pleasure has a risk of addiction. The cycle of euphoria leads to a craving for it and reinforces the repeated use of BuTrans to feel the ‘high’ effect. This drug can be abused by dissolving the liquid from the patch to inject and get high on buprenorphine.
Is buprenorphine a good painkiller?
About buprenorphine Buprenorphine is a strong opioid painkiller. It’s used to treat severe pain, for example during or after an operation or a serious injury, or pain from cancer. It’s also used for other types of pain you’ve had for a long time, when weaker painkillers have stopped working.
What are the side effects of Butec?
Some medicines may increase the side effects of Butec patches and may sometimes cause very serious reactions….
- headache, dizziness, drowsiness;
- constipation, feeling or being sick;
- itchy skin;
- rash, redness, itching, blisters, pain or a burning sensation, inflammation or swelling of the skin at the application site.