Is butorphanol a sedative for dogs? Butorphanol provides poor-to-moderate pain relief that is more effective for visceral than somatic pain. As a sole agent, butorphanol provides mild sedation in dogs and next to none in cats. For this reason it is best administered with a sedative or tranquilizer if it is to be used as a premedicant.
What are the side effects of butorphanol? Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, flushing, headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, nasal irritation/congestion, trouble sleeping, dry mouth, and sweating may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
How often can I give butorphanol to my dog? Dosing Information of Butorphanol Tartrate for Dogs and Cats
To control pain, butorphanol is dosed at 0.05 to 0.4 mg per pound (0.1 to 1 mg/kg) two to six times per day.
When should butorphanol be given? Butorphanol is a narcotic analgesic medication and an opioid agonist-antagonist. 2 Doctors may prescribe this medication to treat migraine headaches, relieve pain after surgery, or help with the pain during labor.