User Reviews for Levorphanol to treat Pain
Levorphanol has an average rating of 7.6 out of 10 from a total of 19 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 68% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 16% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Levorphanol
"I must be dreaming... This is only my second day on Levorphanol. The relief is amazing!!! I have CRPS, horrible neuropathy and burns on my leg and foot. I had the tips of four toes amputated. I have been in bed for three years. This may be the miracle I've been looking for!!!"
Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol) "A very effective pain medicine that you don't feel you have to go reaching for it all the time to get relief. I mean you can strictly adhere and take this responsibly per doctors directions. Not many pharmacies carry it, if at all so you will have to order it. That means bringing in your prescription to order it. It may take awhile but it is worth it, for severe pain. Just stick with a good oxycodone for other types of pain. This Levo-Dromoran lasts awhile and too much can cause respiratory depression."
"I have taken Levorphanol for 18-months. This is the absolute best pain medication I have ever taken. I have Fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and severe lumbar-sacral issues that are too far gone for surgery to help. This pain medicine has a half-life of 8 hours. 100% of pain is gone... it even relieves nerve pain. All the pain relief without the foggy 'codone-head' that you get when you take any of the "codones". It is relatively inexpensive also. I totally 100% recommend this pain medicine for anyone with moderate to severe chronic pain."
"I had nerve damage of the Saphenous Nerve as a result of a Total Knee Replacement surgery. I had terrible nerve pain that was getting worse over two years post-op. Norco helped a little. I tried high doses of Gabapentin and that did not help. My Pain Specialist Physician prescribed levorphanol and it helped immediately. I take 2mg twice a day and feel no pain. I have my life back and am grateful for this medication."
"I have peripheral neuropathy & another chronic pain condition. This drug was the only one that has relieved both almost completely. It is very costly if your insurance will not cover. My doctor had knew nothing about it but let me try. I have taken all of the other opiates & this is the only one that worked very well for both issues. I dont understand why it is not more widely prescribed. Grayson"
"I have had INTRACTABLE PAIN since 1989. I am in an INTRACTABLE PAIN Clinic since 1989. My pain, without drugs, is 10, 24/7/365. Without pain medicine I was bed bound, 24/7/365, for 4 years. I tried a number of medicines, which worked well. Then in 1995, I discovered Levo-Dromoran, 2mg. It is the best medicine I have ever taken and I have had all of them. It gave me my life back! I have never had any side-effects. The ONLY problem, is they can't supply it all year long. Approximately every September, my pharmacy can't obtain it for about 4 - 8 weeks. I take Opana when they run out of Levo."
"I have Chronic Pain in my leg as well as Nerve Pain that is moderate to severe, I also have CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) I have had five low back surgeries, one of the surgeries they replaced L4-L5 disc with a titanium disc and still I'm in pain 24/7. The best and I mean the very best was Levorphanol 2mg, along with other medicines, but the main pain medicine was Levorphanol. Unfortunately I have not be able to get it since last April, 2010 due to supplier shortage. I have switch to Morphine 60mg. "
"I have taken this medication for the past several months and it has considerable benefits with regards to relieving my pain. I take 2 mg tablets 4 times a day. I can actually function while on this medication with aconsiderable amount of pain relief. I used to take Opana 30 mg and Percocet 20 mg and my days were a blur. I believe levorphaol has given me the freedom I have not had while prescribed the other medications. I would highly recommend for people with chronic pain and who want to be able to function well. Clear minded and able to be on the move with superior pain relief. Fyi make sure your insurance will cover due to the extremely high cost of this medication. Average cost is.. 2mg 120 tablets $3000.00."
Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol) "I have pain daily and this medication has caused more side affects than help. I now suffer from insomnia, memory loss, (short term) and leg restlessness. Plus it is so very expensive and has to be mailed so I go through withdrawals every month. I hate this medication !!!"
"I've taken this med for about 2 weeks. It tends to be better with use. No side effects. I can't go the whole 8 hrs between doses. More like 5 hours. I have 13 different diagnoses of my lower spine. Seven different spine surgeons denied me surgery saying I am way too far gone. I have been on just about every pain prescription, but this seems to help the best. I'm on 2mg. 3 times daily, and I'm going to ask for 3mg next time, as I have to supplement with aspirin, Tylenol, etc. This medicine costs $4,200 per month. Thank God for insurance! It's immoral to charge that much. 40 yrs ago, it was $20!"
"Migrainer finally finds RELIEF, but not without its pitfalls. Helps trigeminal nerve pain, peripheral neuropathy. This changes your life. 1) My dose is 4 xs a day every 6 hours and it takes 2 weeks to work. 2) dependency - beware of withdrawal. 3) clear thinking returned!! 4) relief is compared to the level of less pain that only had been seen in hospital setting with dilaudid. (morphine, butrans, methadone, oxy, or fentanyl). Triptipans, gabapentin & other types of meds simply couldn't keep up, 6 years of daily, bed ridden pain. 5) shortages, every 2 yrs. 6) does minimize pain so that light sensitive/ sound/squiggly vision/brain fog is occasional. 7) cost: $15/pill to $35 depending on pharmacy. max dose is 12mg a day. half a pill will help breakthrough pain. 8) newer drs don't know this med due to od risk. DOCTORS- this is worth trying as long as insurance covers it. Total relief of daily chronic Icepick migraines triggered by hormones (14 days month), foods, weather, & stress."
"I am taking Levorphonal 2mg 3x day. It was an easy transition switching from the Fentanyl Patch 50mg. However the consistency of the round the clock of the patches is different from the wearing off of the tablets at 6 hours. So for 2 hours I suffer from severe pain of Trigeminal and Occipital Neuralgias and extreme back pain. The happy and clear headed feeling is worth the switch in itself though. I hope the pain management Dr. can get that 2 hour gap figured out by up the dose or making some kind of change."
"I have been on numerous Medications for my chronic daily Headaches, occipital neuralgia, and trigeminal neuralgia. Levorphanol 2mg dose 3 times daily has helped more than any other medication I have taken. It does cause insomnia at times. Other opiate pain medications relieve my pain, but the pain returns much worse. The only downside of this medication is it has to be mailed to you. After a pharmacy was found, my Doctor had to send in information about my diagnosis. It took two weeks after my appointment to receive Levorphanol. Make sure to plan for refills accordingly. I am truly grateful for this medication. I don't understand why it is not more widely prescribed. I had never heard of it prior to it being prescribed for me. It is best to take when you first feel the pain coming on."
"This just did not work on pain at all, if anything it made me lazy, not sleepy, lazy. I was hopeful that it would work, when told its very strong! and also I could not stop itching, while taking it past 26 days."
"It never helped at all but my doc insisted I stay on it. Then it pushed me into serotonin syndrome and I had to quit cold turkey. Serotonin syndrome is HORRIBLE! It was likely caused by my CKD (chronic kidney disease) . It is filter by kidneys and I have the equivalent of one kidney. Even so, as I said, it NEVER helped with my chronic pain. I am glad it helps some of you!"
"This med at 2mg x3 did NOT help at all. When I found out it had an interaction with SNRI I expressed concerns because twice before other meds had pushed me into serotonin syndrome. The next day SS hit me. I am currently going through cold turkey withdrawals to get off of it completely."
"I have now been using this drug for over 8 years and it is the only opiate that has worked for my neuropathy in my feet. It is very costly. I am fortunate my insurance pays for the drug. Most don’t. The only side effect I’ve experienced with levorphanol is mild constipation. It’s been a wonder drug for me. Most doctors don’t know about this drug. The city I live in , I am the only patient who is prescribed this drug. I recommend highly for nerve pain."
Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol) "This is a very old, and very under-rated pain medicine with very few side effects. It has been the wonder drug for me!"
"Works good for my pain but for only two or three hrs, not six like the script says and is expensive."
"It is inspiring reading how this medication has helped so many of you. "
"It is ok but I like my methadone much better than this"
"docs think they are strong, well NOT, after two failed neck ops, they DONT relieve the pain!!!!!!!"
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