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Can I use Butrans if I have a history of seizures?

You may be able to use Butrans (buprenorphine) if you have a history of seizures, but your doctor is likely to monitor you particularly carefully. Butrans is a seven-day patch that delivers an opioid painkiller around the clock for people with moderate to severe pain. It can lower the threshold for seizures and may induce them -- that is, make them happen -- if you have a history of this problem.

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