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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?
Hormone: Migraine is often triggered by hormonal changes, have you tried birth control pills? If you have more than 15 migraines a month, Botox injections may be considered (not sure that this is fda approved for those under 18 but it is approved for other conditions down to age 12). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more