Who should not take butorphanol?

If you have any of the following conditions, butorphanol tartrate may not be right for you: brain tumor, drug abuse or addiction, head injury, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, asthma, pregnancy or attempted pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Only your doctor can determine whether or not to prescribe butorphanol tartrate based on your medical history.

Avoid this medication if you are allergic to it or other narcotic pain relievers or if you already take medication that may adversely interact with butorphanol tartrate, such as other narcotic pain medications; sedatives, tranquilizers, and muscle relaxers; antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold; barbiturates, like Phenobarbital; or medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances. Do not take butorphanol tartrate with buprenorphine, nalbuphine, or pentazocine. Your doctor may suggest alternative treatments for your condition.

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