Butec 5 microgram patches

malsiedavis7 Member Posts: 6
edited 5. Feb 2020, 06:00 in Living with arthritis
I have seen a clinician at my doctors today and he has prescribed Butec 5 microgram patches. I have got to be monitored once a month. Can anybody tell me of their experiences of using these patches please.


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've never used them but I do know we have to be very careful with all strong pain relief. Here's what the EMC says about it https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1983/pil

    These patches contain a strong pain killer
    Ensure that old patches are removed before applying a new one
    Patches must not be cut
    Do not expose the patches to a heat source (such as a hot water bottle)
    Do not soak in a hot bath or take a hot shower whilst wearing a patch
    If you develop a fever tell your doctor immediately
    Follow the dosage instructions carefully and only change your patch on the same day and at the same time 7 days later
    If your breathing becomes shallow and weak take the patch off and seek medical help
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