Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch

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Introduction

Buvalor 5mg 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.

Your doctor will explain how to use Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch. Follow the instructions carefully to get the most benefit. The dose and duration will depend on what you are using it for and how well it helps your symptoms. Use it regularly and do not discontinue using it until the doctor tells you it is alright to stop.

The most common side effects of this medicine include constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, and nausea. You may have side effects more often when you start your treatment or when your dose is increased. Usually, the side effects will slowly go away as your body gets used to it. If they are severe or do not go away, you should remove your patch and contact your doctor.

Before using the medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any other illnesses or disorders. It may also affect, or be affected by some other drugs you are using. Let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking or using to make sure it is safe for you. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors first before using the medicine.

Uses of Buvalor Transdermal Patch

  • Treatment of Moderate to severe pain
  • Treatment of Opioid (Morphine) dependence

Benefits of Buvalor Transdermal Patch

In Treatment of Moderate to severe pain

Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch helps to relieve moderate to severe pain in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking those chemical messengers in our body that are responsible for the pain sensation. It can help relieve pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Applying it will help you go about your daily life more easily. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life. Consult a doctor if you are not sure.

In Treatment of Opioid (Morphine) dependence

Opioids are prescribed to treat pain. With prolonged use, the body may become dependent on them and cause withdrawal symptoms, which makes it difficult to stop taking them. Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch helps prevent these cravings that lead to opioid dependence and also helps the person to refrain from taking them repeatedly.

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

  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Nausea

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 5mg 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 5mg 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Buvalor 5mg 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 5mg Transdermal Patch should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Consider the use of an alternate analgesic that may permit more flexibility with the dosing in patients with severe hepatic impairment.

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Quick tips

  • Buvalor 5mg 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 5mg 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
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Opioids- Partial agonist

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FAQs

Q. What is Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch used for?

Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch is used to relieve severe pain when other pain medicines did not work well enough or cannot be tolerated. This medicine is not used for minor pain or pain that only sometimes occurs. It should not be used to treat pain that you only have once in a while or "as needed". It is also used to treat opioid use disorder.

Q. How to use Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch?

Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch should be applied to a clean, dry, rash-free, hairless, or nearly hairless area of skin on the upper chest, back, or arm, or side of the chest. Only use water to clean the area of skin prior to application because other substances (such as soaps, oils, or gels) may alter the absorption of the drug. Discard used patches carefully and out of reach of children or pets. Keep in mind that the skin is not the same everywhere on your body. Be sure to place the patch according to instructions from your doctor.

Q. What precautions are to be taken while using Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch?

Do not use the skin patch if it has been cut or damaged. Never wear more than 1 patch at a time unless your doctor has told you to. Do not apply the patch to parts of the body that is irritated, broken, cut, or damaged. Do not wear the skin patch on a part of your body where your child could reach or remove the patch from your skin. Avoid allowing children to watch you put on a skin patch. Never tell a child that this skin patch is a "bandage."

Q. What should I avoid while using Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch?

Avoid sources of heat while wearing the patch. Do not use a heating pad or electric blanket, tanning bed, or sauna. Avoid sunlight, hot bath water, and vigorous activity. Heat can increase the amount of the medicine you absorb through your skin and may cause an overdose or death.

Q. Can I use one patch over another for better effect?

If you’re using more than one patch at a time, never place one patch on top of another. The entire sticky side needs to be in direct contact with your skin. It is advisable to always consult your doctor in case you have any doubts regarding the usage of this medicine.

Q. I am not able to stick Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch onto my skin, can I use tape to stick?

If in case you are unable to stick the patch onto your skin do not use any dressing or tape. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Q. Can I take bath or shower while using Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch?

Yes, you can have showers and even go swimming while using Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch but not for a long period of time. Check the patch is still on properly afterward and dry the area around the patch carefully. If your patch is missing, put another patch on a different part of your body and put the old patch back in the packet it came in. Use it as per your doctor's advice.

Q. I feel dizzy when I get up from a sitting position or when I walk down the stairs. Is it due to Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch?

This medicine may cause a severe lowering of blood pressure, or a sudden drop in blood pressure when going from sitting to standing, especially if you are taking medications for high blood pressure. Talk to your doctor who might change your dosage.

Q. When to consult the doctor?

Seek immediate medical help if you have shallow breathing, chest pain, fast heart rate, seizure, a light-headed feeling (like you might pass out), blisters, swelling, or severe irritation where the patch was worn, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite or liver problems like upper stomach pain, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Q. Can I use Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch during pregnancy?

If you use Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the medicine. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks.

Q. Can I use Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch while breastfeeding?

Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch can pass into breast milk and may cause breathing problems or at times or life-threatening problems in a breastfeeding baby. Ask your doctor in detail about all the risks.

Q. How to safely store Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch?

As with most medications, Buvalor 5mg Transdermal Patch should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

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