Watch for Confusion With Buprenorphine Rxs for Chronic Pain

You may see more patients get buprenorphine (BuTrans, etc) to treat chronic pain.

That's because buprenorphine seems to relieve chronic pain similarly to other opioids (oxycodone, etc)...but may be less risky.

For example, buprenorphine may limit the chance of dangerously slow breathing...cause less euphoria...and have less potential for misuse.

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