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Levo Dromoran Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Levo-Dromoran
Generic Name: levorphanol (Pronunciation: lee VOR fa nole)
- 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 is levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
Levorphanol is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. It is similar to morphine.
Levorphanol is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Levorphanol may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
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What are the possible side effects of levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
- seizure (convulsions);
- cold, clammy skin;
- severe weakness or dizziness; or
- feeling light-headed, fainting.
Less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:
- nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite;
- dizziness, headache, tired feeling;
- dry mouth;
- urinating less than usual; or
- loss of interest in sex.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Levo Dromoran (levorphanol) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
What is the most important information I should know about levorphanol (Levo Dromoran)?
Levorphanol may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Levorphanol should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking levorphanol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with a narcotic pain medicine. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
Never take more levorphanol than is prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.
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.
Do not stop using levorphanol suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medication.
Additional Levo Dromoran Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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