Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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The Experiences of Buprenorphine (Sovenor®) via Transdermal Patch in Elderly with Poor Renal Function


Chen JY, Chen WT, and Tseng HC

Transdermal buprenorphine is an opioid analgesic used in the management of moderate-severe pain via transdermal pathway. The case series is to discuss the efficacy and safety of transdermal buprenorphine (Sovenor®) in elderly patients with chronic low back pain under renal function impairment condition.

We presented 4 cases demonstrating successful therapy in management of chronic severe low back pain in elderly, who were with poor renal function. Transdermal buprenorphine benefited significantly in those patients’ symptoms, and the elderly tolerated transdermal buprenorphine well under good compliance..

In conclusion, transdermal buprenorphine is effective in treating chronic neuropathic pain, and to be a safe analgesic for the elderly. In light of evidence for efficacy, safety, tolerability, and cost, physicians may consider transdermal buprenorphine as the priority choice as pain management in the elderly.


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