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Drug information on Butodol (2 mg) (Butorphanol) from Neon Laboratories Limited

Butodol (2 mg)

Neon Laboratories Limited
Generic : Butorphanol
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Butodol (2 mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Butodol (2 mg)

  Body as a Whole: Loss of strength/lethargy, headache and sensation of heat.

  Heart: Irregular heartbeat, palpitations and dilatation of blood vessels.

  Central Nervous System: Nervousness, a floating feeling, headache, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, in co-ordination anxiety, seizures, tremor and sleeplessness.

  Skin: Itching, sweating/clamminess, rash and hives.

  Eye and ENT: Nasal congestion, blurred vision, ear pain, inflammation of pharynx, stuffy nose, ringing in the ear and unpleasant taste.

  GI: Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, dry mouth and stomach pain.

  Respiratory: Bronchitis, cough, difficulty in breathing, nose bleed, nasal congestion, nasal irritation, sinusitis and upper respiratory tract infection.

  Genitourinary: Impaired urination.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

1 mg IV or 2 mg IM with repeated doses every 3 to 4 hours, as necessary. 1 mg (one spray in one nostril), it may be increased up to 2mg dose, if needed.

How to use Butodol (2 mg)?

It comes as a nasal spray, injection.

When is Butodol (2 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Butodol (2 mg)

Since it is a narcotic, it could cause dependence.

• Use in narcotic dependent patients should be avoided.

•It may cause drowsiness, dizziness. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

•Do not drink alcoholic beverages while using this injection.

•Caution needed in patients with history of head injury, any condition that increases the pressure in your brain or skull, problems with brain or nervous system, heart attack, breathing problems, high blood pressure, heart, kidney or liver disease, elderly, pregnancy and lactation.

Other Precautions for Butodol (2 mg)

Avoid prolonged usage and excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Butodol (2 mg)

Keep in room temperature and in air tight container. Keep away from children.

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