Signs Symptoms and Side Effects of Butrans Abuse

Butrans has the potential to be a psychologically addictive substance. Butrans contains buprenorphine, which is a Schedule III controlled substance in the United States. Not only is it possible to become addicted to Butrans, but it is also possible that misusing Butrans can lead to an overdose. Misusing Butrans can cause extreme drowsiness, weak or limp feeling, weak pulse, cold and clammy skin, fainting, shallow breathing, snoring, or breathing that stops. These can be fatal. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions while using this patch system to ensure you’re as safe as possible.

If you feel you or a loved one is misusing Butrans, don’t wait to get help. Reach out to our experts at The Recovery Village either online ( or by calling our toll-free hotline open 24/7 at 855-548-9825. We can help you overcome your addiction today.

What Is Butrans Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects?

Some common side effects of Butrans include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, or headache. Since Butrans is a transdermal patch, you may experience irritation, itching, or redness on your skin where it’s applied.

There’s a chance of more serious side effects arising from Butrans treatment, such as:

  • Slow heart rate
  • Weak or shallow breathing
  • Deep sighs
  • Snoring that is new for you or unusual
  • Confusion
  • Severe dizziness
  • Feeling like you might pass out
  • Blisters
  • Swelling
  • Severe irritation at the patch site
  • Seizure (convulsions)

If you experience any side effects, call your doctor right away, as some of these may be serious. You can decide together if Butrans is the right medication and delivery system for you.

Butrans Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects: Addiction

Butrans contains buprenorphine, which is a Schedule III controlled substance in the United States. Drugs listed as a schedule III controlled substance have the potential to be addictive, but less so than drugs listed on schedules I and II.

If you or a member of your family have a history of substance misuse, this will increase the likelihood of your own addiction for Butrans. Inform your doctor of any personal addictions and be sure to provide a full medical history to properly assess your risk levels and make sure Butrans is the right treatment program for you.

Signs of addiction and misuse of Butrans include flu-like symptoms. Examples of these are profusive sweating, headaches, mood swings, nausea, and difficulty sleeping. Overdose from Butrans is less likely than other opioids but is still possible and can be fatal.

Butrans Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects Long-Term Effects

Butrans has not been studied extensively for long-term effects; however, scientists conclude the effects could be similar to other opioids. Possible long-term side effects from opioids are depression, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, confusion, and weakness. There are aftercare opportunitiesavailable to help people manage long-term side effects and avoid recurrence of use.

If you have any questions or concerns about how Butrans will affect you in the long-term, talk to your doctor. She can answer any questions you have and help you decide if Butrans is the best option to treat your situation.

As mentioned, if you suspect you or a loved one is misusing Butrans, do not wait to get help.  Go online to or call to our toll-free hotline open 24/7 at 855-548-9825 to learn more about the road to recovery. We can help you overcome your addiction today.

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