• Caution should be used if butorphanol is administered in addition to other narcotics, sedatives, depressants, or antihistamines as it will cause an additive effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because of its κ-agonist activity, at analgesic doses butorphanol increases pulmonary arterial pressure and cardiac work. (wikipedia.org)
  • If possible, people who have recently used narcotics in high doses or for a long time should not use butorphanol. (medicinenet.com)
  • Butorphanol is also quite effective at reducing post-operative shivering (owing to its Kappa agonist activity). (wikipedia.org)
  • Butorphanol is frequently used for post-operative and accident-related pain in small mammals such as dogs, cats, ferrets, coatis, raccoons, mongooses, various marsupials, some rodents and perhaps some larger birds, both in the operating suite and as a regular prescription medication for home use, for management of moderate to severe pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • In veterinary anesthesia, butorphanol (trade name: Torbugesic) is widely used as a sedative and analgesic in dogs, cats and horses. (wikipedia.org)
  • It acts on certain centers in the brain to give you pain relief.Butorphanol can also block the effects of narcotics and can cause withdrawal symptoms in people dependent on narcotics. (medicinenet.com)
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Butorphanol can cause withdrawal reactions in people who are physically dependent on narcotics. (medicinenet.com)
  • Butorphanol can cross the placenta, and it will be present in the milk of lactating mares who are given the drug. (wikipedia.org)
  • Read the Medication Guide and the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using butorphanol and each time you get a refill. (medicinenet.com)
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