Return to Expand Access to Less Addictive Pain Medications

About

  • A painkilling skin patch that contains a less-risky opioid, buprenorphine[1]
  • Only used to treat pain that continues around-the-clock (pain that is constant)[2]
  • Transdermal buprenorphine (Gruenenthal GmbH, Aachen, Germany) provides a noninvasive method of rate-controlled drug release ensuring constant and predictable serum buprenorphine levels over a prolonged period.[3]
  • This preparation has been shown to be advantageous for long-term treatment of chronic pain patients providing reliable pain control, few adverse events, and good patient acceptance.[4]

  1. ^ https://butrans.com/patient/what-is-butrans.html
  2. ^ https://butrans.com/patient/what-is-butrans.html
  3. ^ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1661652/
  4. ^ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1661652/