Levo-Dromoran

(levorphanol)

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Treats moderate to severe pain.

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Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol) is a good option to relieve moderate to severe pain, but other alternatives are safer and used more frequently.

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Quick facts about levorphanol
  • Drug class: Pain
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (levorphanol)

Upsides

  • More powerful than many other oral pain relievers, including morphine.
  • Pain relieving effect lasts longer than most short-acting opioids.
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Downsides

  • Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol) can be habit-forming if used long-term.
  • Not a good choice if you have breathing problems, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or pre-existing heart conditions.
  • Not a good option if you are allergic to morphine.
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Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol) is a moderate strength opioid, which acts on opiate receptors in your brain to reduce your perception of pain.

Quick facts about levorphanol
  • Drug class: Pain
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (levorphanol)

Used for

  • Moderate to severe pain

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol) for Pain management

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  • Possible side effects
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Abnormal vision
  • Physical dependence
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Side effect rates for Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol)

Risks and Warnings for Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Current use of medicine that affects liver enzyme CYP 3A4
    • Age 65 or greater
    • Higher dose
    • People with not enough thyroid hormones
    • History of lung problems

    Taking too much Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol) can cause irregular or slow breathing and lead to coma and death. Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol) should be swallowed whole, do not crush or chew. If your lips and fingers start turning blue from low oxygen, dial 911 right away. Don't take more than what your doctor prescribes. Don't double the dose or combine with other medicines or supplements without consulting with your doctor.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

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Common concerns from people taking Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol)

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  • Pain relieving effect lasts longer than most short-acting opioids.