Stadol (butorphanol tartrate) is a narcotic analgesic used to relieve pain. The drug can be administered through IV, injection, or nasal spray. Stadol is a synthetic opiate, which means it can be very addictive if used for a long period of time. Stadol is also used to relieve pain after surgery and to help relieve the pain involved with labor and child delivery. Bristol-Meyers Squibb has acknowledged the drug may cause infant respiratory distress when given to a mother within two hours of delivery. As a result of these findings, Bristol-Meyers Squibb does not recommend the use of this drug when delivery is expected within four hours.

The FDA has logged reports of a significant number of deaths and severe addictions associated with Stadol. An injectable version took the blame in some of those cases. However the nasal spray has brought most of the complaints. The spray has been linked to hundreds of cases of addiction and numerous deaths.

Side Effects
--unpleasant taste
--respiratory depression
--excessive diaphoresis
--sensation of heat
--increased intracranial pressure
--blurred vision
--nasal congestion (with nasal spray)

If you or a loved one has used the prescription drug Stadol and noticed adverse side effects, such as those listed above, you should contact a physician immediately. If you wish to discuss your legal rights, are interested in more information on Stadol litigation, or if you have information about a case that you would like to share with us, please contact the law offices of Keller & Keller LLP for a free consultation concerning your potential rights. Keller & Keller LLP has office locations in Indiana, Michigan and New Mexico and will be able to evaluate your potential case at no cost to you.

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