Who should not take Butrans Patch, Transdermal Weekly?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • untreated decreased level of thyroid hormones
  • alcohol intoxication
  • drug abuse
  • cor pulmonale
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • low blood pressure
  • asthma attack
  • decreased lung function
  • paralysis of the intestines
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • constipation
  • liver problems
  • biliary and gallbladder problem
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • coma
  • seizures
  • fever
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • weakened patient
  • weakness and wasting of the body
  • high pressure within the skull
  • worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • history of opioid overdose

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