Stadol (butorphanol tartrate) is a narcotic analgesic
used to relieve pain. The drug can be administered through IV, intramuscular injection, or nasal spray. Because Stadol is a synthetic opiate, it can be very addictive
if used for a long period of time.
Stadol is sometimes used to relieve post-operative pain, headaches
, and pain associated with labor and child delivery. The manufacturer of Stadol, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, acknowledged that the drug may cause infant respiratory distress when given to a mother within two hours of delivery. As such, Bristol-Meyers Squibb does not recommend the use of this drug when delivery is expected within four hours.
Recently, a class action lawsuit
was filed against Bristol-Meyers Squibb in Canada. The suit alleges that the company knew or should have known that Stadol is highly addictive. In addition, the suit accuses the company of failing to adequately warn doctors
and patients with regard to this danger.
See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking Stadol. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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