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Can I use Butrans if I am breastfeeding?

If you are using Butrans (buprenorphine), a patch prescribed to relieve chronic pain, you should not breastfeed. Butrans, a narcotic opioid, can pass into breast milk and affect your baby. Switch to formula for your baby or talk to your doctor about other ways to treat your chronic pain.

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