butorphanol (nasal) (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Stadol NS)?
Since butorphanol is used as needed, you are not likely to 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 NS)?
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 nasal (Stadol NS)?
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.
If your prescribed dose is more than 1 spray at a time, you may have severe dizziness. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect butorphanol nasal (Stadol NS)?
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 has additional information about butorphanol written for health professionals that you may read.
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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