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Butrans and hot baths.
Zealot01 posted:
Have been on butrans for a week. Was wondering if taking a bath with KNEIPP oils is possible.Have heard side effects with heat can be bad. I am using 5mgs at the moment. If the patch is up high enough and does not get wet will that be okay?
davedsel responded:
Here is the information about Butrans found in the WebMD Drugs & Supplements section: TD.aspx?drugid=155153&drugname=Butrans TD&source=2

In the Precautions tab for Burtrans it does state that "Raising your skin/body temperature may cause overdose. Avoid increasing your skin temperature at or near the application site (for example, using products such as heating pads, electric blankets, hot tubs, heat or tanning lamps). Avoid taking hot baths and sunbathing. Tell your doctor promptly if you develop a fever."

You may want to ask your pharmacist and/or your prescribing doctor these questions. Others having experience with the Butras patch may reply as well.
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Zealot01 replied to davedsel's response:
Thanks for the information. I was asking this because the hot baths help the shoulder pain.

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