Butorphanol and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with butorphanol which include:
butorphanol ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)
Moderate Drug Interaction
Do not use alcohol or medications that contain alcohol while you are receiving treatment with butorphanol. This may increase nervous system side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. In severe cases, low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, or even death may occur. With certain long-acting formulations of narcotic pain medication, consumption of alcohol may also cause rapid release of the drug, resulting in high blood levels that may be potentially lethal. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. Do not use more than the recommended dose of butorphanol, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility
butorphanol - hypertension
Butorphanol may increase blood pressure and rarely causes severe hypertension. Therapy with butorphanol should be administered cautiously in hypertensive patients, particularly when given before surgery or anesthesia.
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- "Product Information. Stadol (butorphanol nasal)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
butorphanol drug Interactions
There are 936 drug interactions with butorphanol
butorphanol disease Interactions
There are 16 disease interactions with butorphanol which include:
- Impaired Gi Motility
- Infectious Diarrhea
- Liver Disease
- Renal Dysfunction
- Acute Mi
- Drug Dependence
- Intracranial Pressure
- Respiratory Depression
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Biliary Spasm
- Seizure Disorders
- Urinary Retention
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
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