It is an analgesic narcotic ( medication for pain ) used to relieve pain, including pain that occurs after surgery.

Therapeutic indications

It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Injectable butorphanol is also used to relieve labor pain and to prevent pain and decrease consciousness before or during surgery . It belongs to a class of drugs called opioid agonists-antagonists . It works by changing the way the body feels pain.

Medication use

Injectable butorphanol comes as a liquid that is injected intramuscularly (into a muscle ) or intravenously (into a vein ). When injectable butorphanol is used for pain relief, it is usually given every 3 to 4 hours as needed. When injectable butorphanol is used to relieve pain during surgery, it can be given 60 to 90 minutes before surgery, and then as needed during surgery. When used to relieve pain during labor, it can be applied every 4 hours, but not during the 4 hours before delivery is expected.

Side effects it can cause

  • drowsiness
  • excessive tiredness
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • unusual dreams
  • dizziness
  • soft spot
  • sore head
  • sickness
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • stomach ache
  • loss of appetite
  • sensation of heat
  • sweating
  • blushing
  • numbness, tingling, burning, or pain in the hands or feet
  • uncontrollable shaking of any part of the body
  • nervousness
  • confusion
  • agitation
  • hostility
  • excessive happiness
  • floating sensation
  • sadness
  • blurred vision
  • ringing in the ears
  • earache
  • unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • dry mouth
  • Difficulty urinating

Serious side effects

  • slow breathing
  • pounding heartbeat
  • fading
  • hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that don’t exist)
  • rash
  • urticaria

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