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Butorphanol Brand names, Butorphanol Analogs

Butorphanol Brand Names Mixture

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Butorphanol Chemical_Formula


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Butorphanol fda sheet

Butorphanol FDA

Butorphanol msds (material safety sheet)

Butorphanol MSDS

Butorphanol Synthesis Reference

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Butorphanol Molecular Weight

327.461 g/mol

Butorphanol Melting Point

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Butorphanol H2O Solubility


Butorphanol State


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Butorphanol Dosage Forms

Drops; Drug premix; Gel; Globules; Liquid; Powder for solution; Solution; Spray; Tablet

Butorphanol Indication

For the management of pain when the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate. Also indicated as a preoperative or preanesthetic medication, as a supplement to balanced anesthesia, and for the relief of pain during labor.

Butorphanol Pharmacology

Butorphanol is a synthetic opioid agonist-antagonist analgesic with a pharmacological and therapeutic profile that has been well established since its launch as a parenteral formulation in 1978. The introduction of a transnasal formulation of butorphanol represents a new and noninvasive presentation of an analgesic for moderate to severe pain. This route of administration bypasses the gastrointestinal tract, and this is an advantage for a drug such as butorphanol that undergoes significant first-pass metabolism after oral administration. The onset of action and systemic bioavailability of butorphanol following transnasal delivery are similar to those after parenteral administration. Butorphanol blocks pain impulses at specific sites in the brain and spinal cord.

Butorphanol Absorption

Rapidly absorbed after intramuscular injection and peak plasma levels are reached in 20-40 minutes. The absolute bioavailability is 60-70% and is unchanged in patients with allergic rhinitis. In patients using a nasal vasoconstrictor (oxymetazoline) the fraction of the dose absorbed was unchanged, but the rate of absorption was slowed. Oral bioavailability is only 5-17% because of extensive first-pass metabolism.

Butorphanol side effects and Toxicity

The clinical manifestations of butorphanol overdose are those of opioid drugs in general. The most serious symptoms are hypoventilation, cardiovascular insufficiency, coma, and death.

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Butorphanol Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals