What is Butorphanol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Stadol Stadol NS

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Management of moderate-to-severe pain including migraine headache pain; preoperative medication; supplement to balanced anesthesia; management of pain during labor. Available as nasal spray and injections.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 13 10
Pain in legs 2 1
Cluster headaches 1 2
Insomnia 1 1
Pain 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
5
Mild
4
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Butorphanol

Side effect Patients
Bad taste in mouth 1
Difficulty sleeping through night 1
Dizziness with nausea 1
Drowsiness 1
Dry mouth 1
Muscle and joint pain 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Butorphanol

Dosage Patients
10ml as needed 1
2.5ml as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Butorphanol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Butorphanol

Duration

Currently taking Butorphanol

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Butorphanol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 6
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 3
< $25 2
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Butorphanol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 1

Patients stopped taking Butorphanol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Metoclopramide (Reglan) 1
Vitamin B2 1
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2 patient evaluations for Butorphanol

Jul 24, 2009 (Started Nov 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 23, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: it's works

  • 0 helpful marks
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