Stadol, or butorphanol tartrate, is offered in injection and nasal spray form. The synthetic opioid is used to manage pain and has certain warnings and precautions that need to be adhered to. Safe use of Stadol and other opiates is important because they can be habit-forming and cause problems including tolerance, addiction, withdrawal and potentially fatal overdose. Stadol is a Schedule IV controlled substance in the U.S., which ranks opiate medications based on their potential to lead to abuse and addiction. Stadol should only be used with care in patients who have had prior substance abuse issues. Dosages vary based on the patient and degree of pain. The smallest effective dose should be prescribed for those who are also taking medications considered central nervous system depressants. Using Stadol with alcohol, other opiates, barbiturates and tranquilizers can cause serious depression of the central nervous system, causing serious dizziness, drowsiness and impaired mental function.
Stadol Use Can Cause Issues Including Addiction, Overdose and Withdrawal
Stadol and other narcotics have the ability to impair a person’s ability to perform tasks such as driving or operating machinery. Patients beginning on Stadol therapy should not perform these tasks until they know how they’ll respond to the drug. Patients should take it upon themselves to know all guidelines for safe use when beginning therapy with an opiate prescription medication. Over a prolonged period, Stadol use can cause patients to experience a decrease in response to the medication once the drug builds up in the body. Once Stadol’s effects have been diminished, more and more needs to be taken to achieve desired results. This can lead to physical and/or psychological dependence. By all routes of administration, Stadol has been linked to instances of misuse and abuse. A Stadol overdose can occur if too much of the drug has been taken or if it’s taken along with other drugs or alcohol. Serious signs can include shallow breathing leading to hypoventilation, cardiovascular issues, coma and death. Trying to stop Stadol therapy too abruptly can cause a serious and painful withdrawal.
Stadol Addiction Can Be Reversed Quickly and Comfortably
Waismann Method offers a compassionate and humane Stadol treatment program that includes medical detox and withdrawal management. We are known for our thorough and safe approach to Stadol detox that makes patients as comfortable as possible. We use intravenous medication to cleanse the drug from patients’ opiate receptors. This happens while patients are sleeping lightly under deep sedation and takes less than two hours. Our detox accelerates withdrawal symptoms such as strong drug cravings, nausea and body aches. These symptoms develop and pass while patients are sedated and they awaken without the awareness they’ve already passed through withdrawal. Patients typically stay in the hospital a total of 3 to 6 days and can return home once discharged. Others may want to transition with help from our Domus Retreat aftercare facility.
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