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Is there a generic version of Butrans?

There is no generic version of Butrans (buprenorphine), an extended-release skin patch for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain. Butrans is an opioid, a synthetic version of an opiate narcotic, so it is dispensed under a highly regulated system to protect against abuse. There can be generic versions of these kinds of drugs, but none is available for Butrans.

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