Are Demerol and Stadol the Same Thing?
Demerol (meperidine) and Stadol (butorphanol tartrate) are opioids (narcotics) used for treatment of moderate to severe pain.
Stadol is also used as part of anesthesia for surgery, or during early labor (if childbirth is expected to be more than 4 hours away).
The brand name Stadol is no longer manufactured and can only be found in generic form as butorphanol tartrate.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Demerol?
Common side effects of Demerol include:
- loss of appetite,
- dry mouth,
- urinating less than usual,
- drowsiness, or
- loss of interest in sex.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Stadol?
Common side effects of Stadol include:
- loss of appetite,
- dry mouth, or
- warmth or redness under the skin.
Tell your doctor if you have any serious side effects of Stadol (butorphanol) including:
- increased blood pressure,
- shallow breathing,
- clammy skin,
- tremors, or
What is Demerol?
Demerol (meperidine) is an oral and injectable opiod used for treatment of moderate to severe pain.
What is Stadol?
Stadol (butorphanol tartrate) is a narcotic pain reliever, similar to morphine used to treat moderate to severe pain. Stadol is also used as part of anesthesia for surgery, or during early labor (if childbirth is expected to be more than 4 hours away). The brand name Stadol is no longer manufactured and can only be found in generic form.
What Drugs Interact With Demerol?
Demerol may interact with other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers, other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing, phenytoin, pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol, or buprenorphine. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
What Drugs Interact With Stadol?
Do not use Stadol with other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can cause sleepiness or slow your breathing.
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