What is the drug Torbutrol used for?
Butorphanol (brand names: Stadol®, Torbutrol®, Torbugesic®, Dolorex®) is a systemic partial opiate agonist/antagonist used as an analgesic (pain control medication), pre-anesthetic, antitussive (cough suppressant), or antiemetic (prevents vomiting). It is a schedule IV-controlled substance.
What are the side effects of Torbutrol in dogs?
Some dogs might suffer an allergic reaction to Torbutol. Signs of an allergic reaction include hives, breathing difficulties, facial swelling, vomiting and skin reactions. If your dog experiences any signs of an allergic reaction, take him to the vet immediately, and don’t give him more of the drug.
Does Torbutrol make dogs sleepy?
Side Effects and Concerns According to Diamondback Drugs and Pet Education the most frequently seen side effects from Torbutrol are sedation, loss of appetite and diarrhea; it also can cause a slower heart rate.
What are the side effects of Torbutrol?
ADVERSE REACTIONS The most frequent adverse reaction reported in 264 dogs treated with oral TORBUTROL was slight sedation in 6 dogs (2.3%). Other less frequent adverse reactions which have been reported include anorexia/nausea and diarrhea (reported incidence less than 1%).
How long can a dog take Torbutrol?
Treatment should not normally be required for longer than seven days. The usual oral dose of TORBUTROL is 0.25 mg of butorphanol base activity per lb of body weight. This is the equivalent of one 5 mg tablet per 20 lbs of body weight. The dose should be repeated at intervals of 6 to 12 hours as required.
Is Torbutrol still available?
It states, “We are contacting you to let you know that Zoetis has discontinued manufacturing 1mg, 5 mg and 10 mg Torbutrol® (butorphanol tartrate) tablets due to manufacturing issues. We have depleted all our remaining inventory on this product and therefore we will no longer be able to supply it.
What are the side effects of butorphanol?
Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, flushing, headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, nasal irritation/congestion, trouble sleeping, dry mouth, and sweating may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
How much Torbutrol Can I give my dog?
The usual oral dose of TORBUTROL is 0.25 mg of butorphanol base activity per lb of body weight. This is the equivalent of one 5 mg tablet per 20 lbs of body weight. The dose should be repeated at intervals of 6 to 12 hours as required.
Why was Torbutrol discontinued?
Is butorphanol safe?
Warnings: Butorphanol has a risk for abuse and addiction, which can lead to overdose and death. Butorphanol may also cause severe, possibly fatal, breathing problems. To lower your risk, your doctor should have you use the smallest dose of butorphanol that works, and use it for the shortest possible time.
Is butorphanol a TORB?
Butorphanol tartrate is commercially available as Torbutrol®.
How long does butorphanol last in a dog?
Butorphanol provides analgesia four to seven times more potent than morphine occurring within 30 min and lasting 2-3 hr with minimal cardiovascular or respiratory side effects.