buprenorphine patch question

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patsy123
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   Posted 2/11/2011 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My PM Dr. at my last appointment told me that they now make a Buprenorphine Patch for pain mang.  I'm just curiouse if anyone here has tried it and what they thought about it.  I have done some research on line about it but would really love to hear from someone that has actually used it.  Thanks for any info you might have.

spinal soldier
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   Posted 2/13/2011 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
i can tell you that buprenorphine sublingually is on of the smoothest opiate pain med. i have had, i imagine with the patch it's even less peaks and valleys. i know that they are using Suboxone/Subutex for breakthrough pain with patients already stabilized on the patch. one advantage of buprenorphine is that it has a ceiling effect at around 32mg/24hrs. so the risk of respritory depression is less but it still has kick.
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