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Levo Dromoran Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
- What are the possible side effects of levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
- What is the most important information I should know about levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
- How should I take levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Levo Dromoran)?
- What happens if I overdose (Levo Dromoran)?
- What should I avoid while taking levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
- What other drugs will affect levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Levo Dromoran)?
Since levorphanol is sometimes used as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are using the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Levo Dromoran)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of levorphanol can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, confusion, cold and clammy skin, weak pulse, shallow breathing, fainting, or breathing that stops.
What should I avoid while taking levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
Do not drink alcohol while you are using levorphanol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with levorphanol. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
Levorphanol can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
What other drugs will affect levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
Do not take levorphanol with other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Dangerous side effects may result.
Before taking levorphanol, tell your doctor if you are using pentazocine (Talwin), nalbuphine (Nubain), butorphanol (Stadol), or buprenorphine (Buprenex, Subutex). If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use levorphanol, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs that can interact with levorphanol. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about levorphanol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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