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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 an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Levorphanol is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Levorphanol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Levorphanol 2 mg-ROX
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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; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- mood changes, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior;
- thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- weak or shallow breathing;
- cold, clammy skin;
- blue lips or skin;
- painful or difficult urination; or
- slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop).
Less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:
- dizziness, drowsiness;
- nausea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain;
- dry mouth;
- double vision;
- itching, sweating; or
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. 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)?
You should not use levorphanol if you are allergic to it.
Do not use levorphanol if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.
Levorphanol may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person for whom it was prescribed. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medication. 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.
Never take levorphanol in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how levorphanol will affect you.
Additional Levo Dromoran Information
- Levo Dromoran Drug Interactions Center: levorphanol tartrate oral
- Levo Dromoran Side Effects Center
- Levo Dromoran Overview including Precautions
- Levo Dromoran FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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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