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Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch


Overview

Introduction

Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch is used to treat moderate to severe pain and drug dependence/addiction to opioids. It helps prevent withdrawal symptoms that may be caused due to withdrawal of other opioids.

Uses of Buvalor Transdermal Patch

  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Opioid (Morphine) dependence

Side effects of Buvalor Transdermal Patch

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Buvalor

  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Anxiety and Nervousness
    This often disappears when the condition you are being treated for is managed. You could ask your doctor about changing the dose of your medicine or alternatives if it is affecting your daily life or causing you distress. Psychological treatments may be available. Some things you can do to help yourself include stopping smoking, cutting down the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink, and doing regular exercise. You should also eat a healthy diet and find out how to get sleep if you are having trouble. Try talking to a friend or family member. Calming breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques may also help.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Sweating
    Try wearing loose, light-weighted, and breathable clothing. Use a strong antiperspirant and keep yourself cool with a fan. Changing your shoes and socks often might also help. Try cutting down on coffee, tea, and alcohol as they can increase your body temperature and promote sweating. Avoid spicy foods, this will help you deal with excessive sweating. If this does not help, talk to your doctor about other possible medications.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.

How to use Buvalor Transdermal Patch

Use this medicine in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Remove the protective liner of the patch. Do not touch the sticky side. With sticky side down, place the patch evenly onto the skin.

How Buvalor Transdermal Patch works

Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch is a opioid partial agonist. It prevents withdrawal symptoms in patients who stop taking opioid drugs by producing similar effects to these drugs. It also provides pain relief by acting on specific receptors in the brain that change how your body feels and responds to pain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
CAUTION
Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch is not recommended in patients with serious liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch should be used as advised by the doctor.
  • You should change the patch every 7 days and apply a new patch to a new site.
  • Do not expose the patches to a heat source.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or taking other medicines that can cause drowsiness.
  • It has a high potential for abuse, misuse, or addiction even at normal doses.
  • Discontinue the medicine and inform your doctor if you experience difficulty breathing.
  • Do not stop taking Buvalor 20mg Transdermal Patch without talking to your doctor first as it may cause a worsening of symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenanthrenes Derivatives
Habit Forming
Yes

Patient Concerns

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Any pain tablet for cancer patent.
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Lot of medicines for cancer patients some are simple pain killers like ibuprofen, voveron, paracetamolOther strong pain killers are from opioid groups of medicines like morphine, Fentanyl These u can not buy or use without supervision of a doctor
R/Sir, My Grandpa aged 91yrs is suffering from - Bronchogenic Carcinoma. As per CTScan - Large mass lesion measuring sized in the superior basal segment of the lower lobe having broad based contact with pleural surface and infiltrating into the adjacent chest wall with erosion and permeative destruction of the adjacent 7th rib. Suggestive of malignant mass-bronchogenic carcinoma. No enlarged mediastinal or hilar lymphnodes seen. Well defined nodule in the right lower lobe. ?metastatic. due to his oldness, i think he may not tolerate the after effects of chemotherapy. Any medicine cure and to reduce his pain. Kindly advice what should i do and what should i take precautions for him. How much i have time??? please suggest atleast a pain relief.
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Opiods Morphine Are strong Painkillers However these medicines require doctors prescriptionFentanyl patch also you can applyWithout doctors prescription u can't buy this
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FAQs

Q. Is Buvalor an opiate/ opiate blocker/ controlled substance/ pain killer/ addictive?

Buvalor belongs to a class of medications called opioid partial agonist-antagonists, which is used to relieve pain. It is a controlled substance and an addictive drug. Consult your doctor for alternate drug if you experience addiction

Q. Does Buvalor block opiates?

Yes. Buvalor block opiates

Q. Can Buvalor cause depression?

Buvalor is not known to cause depression. If you experience such side effects, please consult your doctor.

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