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Can I use Butrans if I have a history of liver problems?

You may be able to use Butrans (buprenorphine) if you have a history of liver problems, but your doctor may order tests to monitor your liver function. Butrans is a skin patch that releases an opioid to relieve moderate to severe chronic pain. There have been reports of adverse reactions in people with liver problems who took different forms of the active ingredient in Butrans, so there is reason to take precautions.

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