BELBUCA Reviews

Average Rating: 2.2 (13 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR BELBUCACOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
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 1  Chronic pain switch from Morphine Lips numb swollen difficulty breathing immediate headache when "mouth patch" was dissolving. I started this on a Monday morning had the initial headache which went away in about 45 min. Slight tingling in lips. By 3 Rx day was experiencing some SOB so stopped for two days . Tried again had to use nebulizer from 4 yrs ago when I had pneumonia. PROBLEM IS that was 27 days ago and I am still SOB. Not recommending this to anyone who has ever had any lung issues! F 76 4 days
30 mg 3X D
12/3/2021
 4  Chronic back pain I was on morphine for 13yrs and it was only helping me withdrawals, not pain. I started using my break through for the pain. I absolutely loved the pain management group that I was in. My current pain doctor told me that I should stay on the morphine, blah blah blah. Well she ended up opening up her own practice. So, the new doctor after her is who will call Mr. Wonderful. Dr wonderful told me that he would help me get off the morphine so we started using the patches. After 3 weeks of being on the patches I started becoming allergic to them so he switched me over to the bellbuca films. I am just concerned that it takes so long for the film to dissolve and I have to kind of use my tongue to help moisten it so that it will dissolve. That's basically the only concern that I have for this pain medicine. I feel now that I've been on it for a while it doesn't exactly do what it did in the beginning. And the beginning I felt like I didn't have chronic pain at all. I felt wonderful! Though it takes away my pain I still don't like the gooey mess it makes in my mouth. Thank you for reading my review. I don't like the ooey gooey mess it makes on your cheek. I started from 300 mg to now taking 900 mg and with each patch the size increases. I didn't mind the lower sizes but they didn't help with pain so I have to take the 900 mg in order to feel relief. F 53 10 months
900mg 2X D
11/23/2021
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 3  DDD, spinal stenosis, hip joint det Mouth sores, GERD, naseau, insufficient pain relief, did not work for the full 12 hours TOO EXPENSIVE!! F 70 30 days
75 mcg 2X D
9/25/2021
 1  Increased lower back pain HEADACHE that turned into a full-blown migraine. It increased my lower back pain, made my nauseaus, dizzy and had the worst constipation for 3 weeks after I stopped this drug. HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE DRUG! My physician at Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke, MA 's Pain Management Center forced this on me against FDA guidelines. As per the FDA's Limitations of Use: "...reserve BELBUCA for use in pats for whom alternitive treatment options (e.g., non-opiod analgesics or immediate-release opioids) are ineffective, not tolerated, or would be otherwise inadequate to provide sufficient managment of pain. The physican at the pain management clinic wanted not only me, but all of his patients regardless of the limitations of use, to take Belbuca, and often against the FDA's guidelines. Class Action please. F 60 4 days
600 2X D
8/20/2021
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 5  DDD, Connective Tissue Disorder Sore mouth, constipation, insomnia but sedation w/higher dosages, loss of appetite, headache while film dissolves This medication has helped me like no other pain medication ever has. It gives me energy, as long as I have the right dosage (higher dosages seem to sedate me). It doesn't make me feel like I am taking a pain medication at all! I don't feel groggy or drowsy. It just gives me energy and takes away my pain. I also take oxycodone for breakthrough pain as needed. I really wish I wouldn't have to, but I think I am going to have to switch to something else, like the patches, due to it making my mouth sore. I have Sjogren's Syndrome so that doesn't help since you can have dry mouth and mouth sores from that. I really like buprenorphine though, so I am requesting to be switched over to the topical patches. Hopefully, they work just as well as these buccal films do AND I would only have to change the patch once a week! I speak very highly of this drug! It has really turned my life around! F 38 2 months
600mcg 2X D
8/1/2021
 1  Degeneration of discs Worthless, expensive, ineffective Don't let the doctor talk you into this. He is getting kick backs from the pharmaceutical company for prescribing this drug. F 57 72 days
300 mcg 2X D
7/20/2021
 1  Chronic pain due to 9 damaged ++ Worse constipation, gerds, poor sleep, light headed This medication is a farce and in no way is comparable to traditional opioids that are both fast acting and extended release. Don't be fooled by the take belbuca and here is a fast acting breakthrough Med as Belbuca blocks, and or blunts all other meds. Honestly, it's a ton of false hope with an off label drug that just doesn't work. I really questioned my Dr on why some many people give this drug lousy reviews and the answer always was "because the reviewer has an abuse issue. I have 9 damaged disc, multiple fusion surgery's, a broken bone in my foot, just had knee surgery and it's just pathetic in how poorly it works. Don't get corned into this medication and save yourself a ton of time and pain. M 59 4 months
900 2X D
6/7/2021
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 2  Chronic pain It gets gummy and I wonder if it's even getting into my system all the way. Doesn't seem to help much despite changing dose. F 43 2 months
150 2X D
10/25/2020
 2  Fibromyalgia, CRPS No appetite, dizzy, swelling in extremities, hands and feet extremely cold! Doesn't stick to cheek. Not even sure I'm getting the full dose F 39 15 days
900 2X D
9/10/2020
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 2  Pain relief This film does not stick never well to the cheek It gets in ur teeth then its ruined... Plus just doesn't help with pain M 37 2 months
75mcg
8/26/2019
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 1  Pain management Migraines, nausea, gerd, chest pain, constipation, fatigue. No pain relief. Takes more like an 1-1-1/2 to dissolve. Also could be because I don't have all my salvary glands. F 44 2 weeks
450 mg 2 x
6/24/2019
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 1  Pain scar tissue It doesn't work. It's gummy and stays in your mouth for along time F 54 2 months
600 mcg
6/25/2016
 5  Pain No significant side effects to report. Once I got use to putting the buccal film inside my cheek ( very easy), Belbuca is the best pain I've ever used. M 47 4 months
150micg 2X D
6/16/2016
  

BELBUCA  (BUPRENORPHINE HYDROCHLORIDE):  Buprenorphine is used to help relieve severe ongoing pain. Buprenorphine belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Do not use this medication to relieve pain that is mild or that will go away in a few days. This medication is not for occasional ("as needed") use.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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