Sunday, February 13, 2011 margery, Community Member, asks

Q: fentaly 100mg 72 hr patch be replace by butran with same reults? and what is the cost

I can not have surgery for a chip of bone laying on my spinal cord snd i have 3 fractures most painful 24/7
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2/15/11 4:23pm

Without experience prescribing Butrans for pain, I have to rely on the REMS information supplied by the company making Butrans. Butrans is only deemed to be effective for those taking no more than 60mg/day equivalant of Morphine. In fact, conversion to Butrans is not recommend unless someone is taking 60mg or less of Morphine (and equivalent).


100mcg/hr of Fentanyl is equivalent to 300mg/day of Morphine. You and your doctor might have to consider something other than Butrans for effective pain control. Unless your doctor has more experience and knows better than I.


Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

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By margery, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/15/11, First Published: 02/13/11