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General Information on Levorphanol

Generic Name : Levorphanol

Pronunciation : lee vor' fa nole

Latest prescription information about Levorphanol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Levorphanol

International- Levo-Dromoran.

Why is Levorphanol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an opioid analgesic, prescribed for moderate to severe pain.  It acts on brain and spinal cord to decrease the pain feeling.

When should Levorphanol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Levorphanol?

IV- The recommended starting dose is up to 1 mg, given in divided doses, by slow injection.
IM/SC- The recommended starting dose is 1 to 2 mg.
PO- The recommended starting dose is 2 mg.

How should Levorphanol be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein, muscle or under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Levorphanol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, alcoholism, lung or thyroid disease, heart disease, prostate enlargement, urinary problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise patient may get addicted to this drug.

What are the side effects of Levorphanol?

   Body as a Whole : Abdominal pain, dry mouth and increased sweating.
   Heart : Shock, low blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm, slow/fast heart rate and palpitations.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting and indigestion.
   Central Nervous System : Coma, suicide attempt, convulsions, depression, dizziness, confusion, lethargy, abnormal dreams, abnormal thinking, nervousness, drug withdrawal, memory loss and sleeplessness.
   Respiratory : Shortness of breath and bluish.
   Skin : Itching, hives, rash and injection site reaction.
   Eye : Abnormal and double vision.
   Genitourinary : Kidney failure, urinary retention and difficulty in urinating.

What are the other precautions for Levorphanol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Levorphanol?

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in an airtight container.

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colinm71 

I need doctor for 2mg levorphanol it would be appreciated if i can get private medic, let me know if any medicals offered.

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