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Stadol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is butorphanol (Stadol)?
- What are the possible side effects of butorphanol (Stadol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about butorphanol (Stadol)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using butorphanol (Stadol)?
- How should I use butorphanol (Stadol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Stadol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Stadol)?
- What should I avoid while using butorphanol (Stadol)?
- What other drugs will affect butorphanol (Stadol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Stadol)?
Since butorphanol is often used as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are using the medication regularly, use 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 (Stadol)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of butorphanol 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 using butorphanol (Stadol)?
Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medication. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with butorphanol. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
This medication 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 butorphanol (Stadol)?
You should not use butorphanol 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. Tell your doctor if you need to use any of these other medicines while you are using butorphanol.
There may be other drugs that can interact with butorphanol. 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 butorphanol injection.
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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Additional Stadol Information
- Stadol Drug Interactions Center: butorphanol tartrate inj
- Stadol Side Effects Center
- Stadol FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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