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Butorphanol Tartrate Medication
Medicare part d: Good luck - appropriate coverage is becoming a thing of the past. Keep in mind that there is going to be a further $500mil dollar reduction in medicare funding. ...Read more
Stadol Allergy: Butorphanol (Brand name: Stadol) is a synthetic opioid agonist- antagonist that is used for pain control. The brand name medication has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Allergic reactions to medications could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more
Review with your doc: You should review the dosing regimen that is optimal for you, as this is a plan that should be determined between a patient and his/her physician. Often butorphanol intranasal spray is administered a 1 mg (1 spray) every 3-4 hours as needed but this may not be best for you depending on your pain and medical/medication history. ...Read more
Can you tell me how is it possible that buprenorphine and butorphanol are partial agonists-antagonists?
Agonist/antagonist: They are agonists at some receptor types and antagonist at other receptor types. Also agonist/antagonist effects may also be dose dependent as well. ...Read more
I would like a neurologist in the nashville, tn area that specializes in migrane/lupus type of headaches and uses stadol (butorphanol) as a treatment?
Off the market:
It looks like Stadol is off the market.
In general, using opioids more than 5 times a month can make your migraines worse, so use them sparingly, if at all. ...Read more
More the most part y: Except for oral decongestants, most over the counter meds are safe. Avoiding caffeine containing products would also be prudent. Be wary of any over the counter weight loss products or energy drinks. ...Read more
Can switching medication, metropolol tartrate to succinate, cause dizziness and fatigue; if it does will it last for a couple of days?
It's dose dependent: The difference between the tartrate and succinate formulation is the half-life (how long the medicine is active in your blood stream). Milligram for milligram, they're equivalent: e.g. 50 mg of met tart 2x a day is the same as 100 mg of met succ once a day. If your overall dose is increased, you could experience fatigue and dizziness till you get used to the new dose. Be sure your BP isn't too low. ...Read more
I am on lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25mg bid for pvc. Still having the pvc and tiredness throughout the day while on the medication. BP 90/40 What could be occuring?
BP is low: U have 3things. BP is low. Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate) short acting & for arrhytmias should be taken 3X a day. (Metop Succinate 1X or 2X a day does a better job). Second Metoprolol goes to brain & can effect UR feeling fatigued, Beta Block like Atenolol doesn't go to brain but has other problems. Can activate COPD & cause wheeze (COPD from asthma or smoking). I know not your HX. ...Read more
I take these medications heart disease plavix 75mg tahor80mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) lp200mg Aspelgic100mg deposit NT 05 advise me thank you?
From what I can translate to the US version, you are on a blood thinner, blood pressure medicine, & cholesterol lowering agent.
This is a typical combination of medications for cardiac patients. I am sure your doctors are giving you the appropriate medication. ...Read more
Can I still get a thigh lift if I have high blood pressure? My high blood pressure is controlled with medication (i take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) now). Am I still a good candidate for a thigh lift?
You: You should be able to have a thigh lift if your blood pressure is well-controlled on your blood pressure medication. Patients who have uncontrolled high blood pressure may even run higher right after surgery and the risks of bleeding and having to go back to the or to evacuate a hematoma or blood collection are greater. Therefore, you will want to make sure that your lood pressure is well-controlled in advance of your surgery. I would suggest getting your regular physician to check into that, and perhaps monitor your blood pressure on a few occasions to account for any variability. ...Read more
My doc just prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg and Metopropol Tartrate 50mg. Take one of each daily. Is this in any way a DANGEROUS combo of drugs? I am scared! : (
Hi! My husband has to take a drug test today. He has a prescription for Metoprolol Tartrate. Will this show as a false positive?
No: This is not a drug of abuse ...Read more
Prescribed metoprolol tartate 25mg, 3x a day as needed for pvc's. What does "as needed" really imply? Isn't that a drug that needs consistency?
Benign: It means that you have a benign arrhythmia and that the drug wasn't prescribed for safety. It was prescribed to diminish your symptoms. If you have symptoms, take it 3x a day. When your symptoms abate, you can stop taking it. ...Read more
Please explain why is Narcan (naloxone) (narcotic antagonist) given to cancel out stadol in l&d since stadol is not a narcotic?
Stadol is a narcotic: Narcotic is actually a legal, not a medical term, but stadol (butorphanol) is a synthetic opioid, which acts on the kappa receptors, which are opioid pain receptors, but blocks the mu receptor (another pain receptor) - it is called a mixed agonist/antagonist. The effects of the rug usually don't need to be reversed, but Naloxone (narcan) will block the kappa effects of stadol. ...Read more
I am nervous about an upcoming abortion (first trimester) where I will be given versed and stadol. Is this a safe combo with pretty low risk?
No: Not to my knowledge but only confirmatory testing is 100% accurate. Screens are just that a screen and not absolutely to be relied upon. ...Read more
Migraines 15yrs, tried otcs, -triptans, narcs, blockers, diet, with varying luck. Best luck-stadol nasal spray (max use 10x/mo). Any long term concerns?
What is the best treatment for rebound headaches if your allergic to triptans, dhe, tordol, stadol, and ultram. Botox didn't work. Status migraine 2 w?
Rebound or migraine?: A rebound headache is also called a"medication overuse headache, "&occurs, paradoxically, from daily use of "as needed" headache meds like acetaminophen, butalbital, triptans. There is less risk with NSAIDS (eg.naproxen).Individual advice requires appt, &in your specific case, with a Toradol allergy, you would need to clear this with your doctors first. A 2wk headache is very difficult-wishing you well. ...Read more
No: The "tartrate" suffix simply means that the drug is compounded as a salt of tartaric acid. ...Read more