Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 017857/004.

Names and composition

"STADOL" is the commercial name of a drug composed of BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017857/004 STADOL BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 2MG per ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
019890/001 STADOL BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE SPRAY, METERED/NASAL 1MG per SPRAY **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**

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017857/001 STADOL PRESERVATIVE FREE BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 1MG per ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
017857/002 STADOL PRESERVATIVE FREE BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 2MG per ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
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What effects does stadol have during labor?
They offered my wife an IV version of stadol. And she is strongly against c-sections. Will this increase her risk? And what effects does it have on her and the baby? Asked by Jerry Davison 1 year ago.

Stadol is a narcotic pain reliever. It has no connection to C/Section. Here is the information about Stadol which is available on the Internet - Stadol: Stadol has been found to relieve pain when given in the first stage of labor. This narcotic is considered more potent then Demerol. It is usually given intravenously in small doses, usually 1 to 2 mg. The advantages of using Stadol include: ◦Starts working in less then five minutes ◦Is a sedative ◦Has minimal fetal effects ◦Cause minimal nausea How can Stadol affect me and my baby? Stadol can cause the mother to have respiratory depression, dizziness and dysphoria (a state of feeling unwell and unhappy). Stadol can cause respiratory depression in the baby. Answered by Rex Dooms 1 year ago.


Questions about STADOL NS?
I have some inquiries about Stadol NS... a friend of mine is on it, and I think she's addicted. She has chronic migraines, so that's why she takes it. I've heard the recommended dose is one squirt in one nostril every like 6-8 hours. I've seen her do 3-4 squirts in one nostril, every 3-4 hours. She... Asked by Brendan Hengel 1 year ago.

I have some inquiries about Stadol NS... a friend of mine is on it, and I think she's addicted. She has chronic migraines, so that's why she takes it. I've heard the recommended dose is one squirt in one nostril every like 6-8 hours. I've seen her do 3-4 squirts in one nostril, every 3-4 hours. She sometimes "waters down" the medicine, by adding some drops of water. She won't let anyone talk to her about it, so don't suggest that. My questions are: have any of you ever been addicted or known someone that was addicted to it? What would the symptoms would be if someone was addicted to it? Any other advice you have would be appreciated. Thank you. Answered by Courtney Caporale 1 year ago.

Stadol is very addictive. Your friends doctor should be keeping an eye on how much she is being prescribed. Other than tough loving her, since she wont talk about it, I do not know what else you can do. Slurred speech, sleepiness, disinterest, doctor hopping, sometimes nervousness are all symptoms and these can develop into worse things. Due to our HIPPA laws you can not find out if she is seeing more than one doctor, but you can call the one that she does see and express your concerns, even if all they can do is listen. Good luck with this. Answered by Eda Bend 1 year ago.

Stadol NS is a potent narcotic. She is abusing this medicaiton. The normal dose is 1-2 sprays in one nostril (can have swelling in the nose from it) every 4-6 hours. I have used this medication for years and it certainly sounds like your friend is having addictive behavior. Taking more than the recommended dose can cause respiratory depression and lead to death from a narcotic overdose. Adding drops of water just "mentally" make the drug last longer and make the dosing inconsistent. Not to mention can cause bacteria to grow in the medicine - can lead to sores/irritation in the nose. Your friend is in denial if she says she is not addicted. It takes a good friend like you to confront her and help her through this. If your friend gets really mad, forgive her but make sure she knows you are only bringing this up because you care. It is better to have a friend mad at you than to have to attend their funeral. Just what you have said up top leads me to the conclusion that there is a problem with addiction at this time. Answered by Ivelisse Milkowski 1 year ago.


Stadol or epideral?
Differences? Effects? Are either always an option? Asked by Ashton Berrio 1 year ago.

Hmm, well, I will start off by saying that I was dying to have an all natural birth for my first one. When I took the birthing class, I didn't even want to hear about the different options, and the thought of getting a needle in my back made me dizzy, which I still can't understand, I don't mind shots. When it came time for labor and delivery, I was so tired from not getting any sleep the night before, beings that it was also 3 am, and my bf and I were arguing before going to the hospital (lol). After about 3-5 hours after getting to the hospital, my doctor told me that there was nothing wrong with getting medication, which I was fine, considering I was already about 8 cm dilated and the contractions were painful, but not that bad. My doctor ruptured my bag to see if it had meconium and warned me my contractions would probably become worse, and they did, along with the tiredness. I opted for Stadol, and it made me feel so tired, but I couldn't sleep because of the contractions being so close together. I felt a bit loopy as well, like hearing things that weren't happening. It lasted for about an hour or so, but didn't really relieve the pain well enough to rest. It was given to me in my IV, and took effect about 15 minutes after administerred. I had it done twice and then decided to get an epidural, I was so freaking tired lol. The epidural was a big difference. The anestheologist rubbed my back with alcohol, while I leaned into the nurse during contractions. I had to answer a few questions to make sure of who I was lol. He gave me a small shot after feeling the right part of my back to put it, to numb me up, then inserted the catheter which ran up into a box to give me a drip. It took affect within moments, and was nice. All I could feel was the pressure of contractions, but it actually did slow my contractions down a bit, which ended up getting pitocin (which still didn't help). Generally, you will get an epidural 4-7 cms, and a big complication with them is that you won't continue to dilate and end up needing a c-section. I had mine at 9 cm, and pushed with contractions, only took me 45 minutes with them about 3-5 minutes apart. Everyone is different. The sensation of the epi was numbing in my hips and thighs, and I could partially feel my feet, and I could feel the stitches from after birth, as my doctor was sewing me up. Personally, it was not a bad experience, you will always hear horror stories about drugs, but mine wasn't bad. Just keep in mind that you will remember labor for the rest of your life, and that you will care more about your bundle of joy as soon as he/she pops out. Good luck and congrats! Answered by Viki Skillen 1 year ago.

I've had 6 babies. My first 5 I had Stadol as my pain relief. The first experience was the worst. I remember feeling really stoned. I'm not sure if the Stadol contributed to the complications I ran into with that labor, but, I was only 18 and it was my first baby. I had Stadol with my subsequent labors and I don't recall it affecting me the same way it did with my first. It allowed me some much needed rest during the last 3 cm I had to dialate, and for that, I can't knock Stadol. My very last baby, I didn't have Stadol. I had something LIKE an epidural, only it wasn't an epidural, it was called an Intrathecal. It is a shot in the spinal area, and it gives pain relief for an hour, long enough for my body to relax and allow my baby to pass through the birth canal. My daughter recently had her first baby and had an epidural..I see how pleasant it made her labor, so I'd say she was pretty pleased with the results. Answered by Charles Decuir 1 year ago.

I've had Stadol during 2 labors,prior to getting epidurals.It's pretty useless for anything except a slight buzz,in my opinion.I still felt the contractions,just didn't care as much.Also,it wears off quickly and has a frequent side effect of hallucinations and delusions. It also affects the baby more than an epidural does. Epidurals are GREAT!! (Again,my opinion). Stadol is nice for the period of time before being able to receive the epi,but I'd hate for that to be my only pain relief! Bubbles is mistaken!! I had literally ZERO pain during both my labor/deliveries after receiving the epi and know lots of other people that had no pain either! Answered by Darin Derrigo 1 year ago.

Stadol can take a little edge off the pain, but can also make you groggy and kinda loopy (and baby also). I don't know much more, as I didn't take it for this reason. The epidural usually blocks all to most pain from your upper abd down, but you have to stay in bed following administration and it can be hard to figure out how and when to push. They are given usually around 4-6 cm. If done too early it can stop labor, if done too late, it won't kick in in time. According to my anesthesiologist (many people rely on websites for their info, but ANYONE can make a webpage and put whatever they want on it) the needle goes no where near the spinal cord (so no chance of paralizing you) and it doesn't effect the baby as it's a localizer (as in it stays strictly in the nerves of your back, which creates everything down from there to be numb). I had one and it only worked from my hips down (which doesn't seem to happen too often, because the anesthesiologist seemed stumped), so I still felt all my contractions, just didn't feel my vaginal area or legs. With the epidural, you're usually in so much pain, that you don't feel pain from the epidural. They inject a little lidocaine at the injection site to numb you. Then they place a longer needle into the epidural space. You only feel some uncomfortable pressure. Once the needle is in place, they pull it out leaving a catheter (flexible tube) in place. Then they can administer the pain med as needed. It takes 15-30 min for the drug to work. Answered by Darby Dhosane 1 year ago.

When i was in labor, i had stadol, then i had an epidural. There is a huge difference between the 2. They put stadol in your IV. Stadol didn't really do much at all for my pain. It just made me want to go to sleep between contractions. The epidural was a life saver! As soon as i got my epidural, i was immediately relieved of almost all of my pain. I highly recommend epidurals! Good luck with your labor. Answered by Ahmad Kulp 1 year ago.

i am mother of two 5 yrs and 6 months. i took epidural this time.it is given on back and effective pain reliever. i think its good to take epidural it makes the delivery very easy .i dont have any idea about stadol. Answered by Vanesa Carpinello 1 year ago.

Stadol is a narcotic agent and the drugs can be passed from mother to child via the blood and placenta. Please keep that in mind. And epidural will numb you from your abdominal area down to just below the groin. It is not a painkiller. You will feel some pain with both. Answered by Shawnna Glasby 1 year ago.

There are options of pain relief, depending on the hospital you are delivering at. Talk to you md about your options at your next appointment. A "walking" epidural is great. You can still feel cxs and move your legs, but it takes away the pain. It's nice because you are not completely numb. Answered by Sterling Mercury 1 year ago.

I will be using Stadol for my deliver in 6 weeks!! It is given through your IV an epidural is given in your back!! Stadol does not numb you.. its a pain reliever... talk to your anesthesiologists!! Answered by Karyl Abramowski 1 year ago.

thanks for asking this. i need answers too =] Answered by Maurice Brensel 1 year ago.


Why is Narcan ( narcotic antagonist) given to cancel out Stadol in L&D...since Stadol is not a narcotic ?
Asked by Mervin Distasio 1 year ago.

Actually Stadol (butorphanol) is a narcotic in the sense that it is an opioid, although it is not a purely agonistic in nature--it has built in antagonistic activity as well. It is considered a "partial agonist." If you need to reverse ANY narcotic drug, then you would use a pure antagonist (such as naloxone or nalmefene) to block out ANY agonist action, which butophanol has (not as much as say, morphine, but still, some). Answered by Jana Kriek 1 year ago.

it is an opiate, and will react the same with narcan. generally, people addicted to stadol are also addicted to another drug. Answered by Marge Magnus 1 year ago.


Has anyone taken stadol for pain in labor?
if so how did it make you feel i did with my last three babies and every time it always knocked me out and made me feel like i was high as a kite i always felt like they gave me to much, then i read on natural childbirth site that stadol is equal to 10 mg of morphine no wonder!! ok just wanted to know your stories... Asked by Elanor Agreda 1 year ago.

if so how did it make you feel i did with my last three babies and every time it always knocked me out and made me feel like i was high as a kite i always felt like they gave me to much, then i read on natural childbirth site that stadol is equal to 10 mg of morphine no wonder!! ok just wanted to know your stories now I'm pregnant with # 5 and scared to take this again in labor Answered by Tomika Sharrow 1 year ago.

I had a stadol shot with my daughter and it made me sick as a dog. I got the bed spins as if I was drunk. It was awful. I would much rather take the pain of the the contraction. I was high as a kite also. Slured speach and everything. I felt like I needed to throw up soo bad and had no gag reflex. I was misrable. I will never take it again. Answered by Isa Hirons 1 year ago.

I had stadol with my first pregnancy. It didn't do anything for me. It didn't even touch my labor pains. So I had no weird side affects from it. Answered by Blossom Depasquale 1 year ago.

i had demerol, and an epidural with my first, and just the epidural with my second. The demerol made me woozy, and it felt like i had smoked a ton of pot... lol. The epidural was great, it killed the pain and didn't make me nauseaus or woozy or anything. i was totally alert when i wanted to be and was able to sleep when i needed too. and for the record i was able to push, although you may hear that it impedes your ability to push its not always true. Answered by Elmer Hunckler 1 year ago.

i had a shot of morphine and it worked for 4 hours for me. they also gave me some through my IV Answered by Mabelle Naranjo 1 year ago.


Stadol, Demerol and Nubain...?
Meant to write *WHILE IN LABOR* Asked by Georgine Nuttall 1 year ago.

With my first labor all I had was the stadol in my IV once. I did not want to do the epidural either. It worked for me!!! I also sat in the hot tub a lot while in labor that helped a ton too!! With my second I did not have enough time once I got to the hospital to even get an IV (That's how fast my second labor went), so I just bared through it all. Stick with what you know and if you do not want the epidural then just focus on that and the pain will not be as bad. Good luck and I wish you the best Answered by Lakeesha Merrick 1 year ago.

I had stadol with my first. I agree with the tired and loopy feeling. I don;t remember some of the labor. Here is it 10 years later and Im preggo again.While I don't want the epidural it seems to be the best way to go. Although the thought of a needle in my spine gives me the willies. A friend of mine had demerol and she said she still felt alot of pain. Answered by Robbi Amas 1 year ago.

i had stadol one dose before my son and it made me tired i was also on pitocin for 5 hrs. with my 2nd i was on pitocin for 5 hrs before trying stadol and it just wore off i had a extra bag of water that was making labor slower so i went for the epidural. with this next one i will try and go as long as i can without any meds Answered by Cherie Norfolk 1 year ago.

I used stadol during 1st labor. Didn't during 2nd labor. Had pitocin both times, and pain was less intense 2nd go around despite the fact he was 10.5 lbs! You can do it. Answered by Lourie Gener 1 year ago.

I had nubain and hated it. It made me loopy and really tired. Did nothing for the contractions. Answered by Dorris Duverne 1 year ago.


What effects does stadol have during labor?
They offered my wife an IV version of stadol. And she is strongly against c-sections. Will this increase her risk? And what effects does it have on her and the baby? Asked by Gertha Binggeli 1 year ago.

Stadol is a narcotic pain reliever. It has no connection to C/Section. Here is the information about Stadol which is available on the Internet - Stadol: Stadol has been found to relieve pain when given in the first stage of labor. This narcotic is considered more potent then Demerol. It is usually given intravenously in small doses, usually 1 to 2 mg. The advantages of using Stadol include: ◦Starts working in less then five minutes ◦Is a sedative ◦Has minimal fetal effects ◦Cause minimal nausea How can Stadol affect me and my baby? Stadol can cause the mother to have respiratory depression, dizziness and dysphoria (a state of feeling unwell and unhappy). Stadol can cause respiratory depression in the baby. Answered by Lorri Bergevin 1 year ago.


Questions about STADOL NS?
I have some inquiries about Stadol NS... a friend of mine is on it, and I think she's addicted. She has chronic migraines, so that's why she takes it. I've heard the recommended dose is one squirt in one nostril every like 6-8 hours. I've seen her do 3-4 squirts in one nostril, every 3-4 hours. She... Asked by Margit Akin 1 year ago.

I have some inquiries about Stadol NS... a friend of mine is on it, and I think she's addicted. She has chronic migraines, so that's why she takes it. I've heard the recommended dose is one squirt in one nostril every like 6-8 hours. I've seen her do 3-4 squirts in one nostril, every 3-4 hours. She sometimes "waters down" the medicine, by adding some drops of water. She won't let anyone talk to her about it, so don't suggest that. My questions are: have any of you ever been addicted or known someone that was addicted to it? What would the symptoms would be if someone was addicted to it? Any other advice you have would be appreciated. Thank you. Answered by Ralph Florenz 1 year ago.

Stadol is very addictive. Your friends doctor should be keeping an eye on how much she is being prescribed. Other than tough loving her, since she wont talk about it, I do not know what else you can do. Slurred speech, sleepiness, disinterest, doctor hopping, sometimes nervousness are all symptoms and these can develop into worse things. Due to our HIPPA laws you can not find out if she is seeing more than one doctor, but you can call the one that she does see and express your concerns, even if all they can do is listen. Good luck with this. Answered by Lydia Magnia 1 year ago.

Stadol NS is a potent narcotic. She is abusing this medicaiton. The normal dose is 1-2 sprays in one nostril (can have swelling in the nose from it) every 4-6 hours. I have used this medication for years and it certainly sounds like your friend is having addictive behavior. Taking more than the recommended dose can cause respiratory depression and lead to death from a narcotic overdose. Adding drops of water just "mentally" make the drug last longer and make the dosing inconsistent. Not to mention can cause bacteria to grow in the medicine - can lead to sores/irritation in the nose. Your friend is in denial if she says she is not addicted. It takes a good friend like you to confront her and help her through this. If your friend gets really mad, forgive her but make sure she knows you are only bringing this up because you care. It is better to have a friend mad at you than to have to attend their funeral. Just what you have said up top leads me to the conclusion that there is a problem with addiction at this time. Answered by Blossom Humprey 1 year ago.


Stadol or epideral?
Differences? Effects? Are either always an option? Asked by Kindra Forpahl 1 year ago.

Hmm, well, I will start off by saying that I was dying to have an all natural birth for my first one. When I took the birthing class, I didn't even want to hear about the different options, and the thought of getting a needle in my back made me dizzy, which I still can't understand, I don't mind shots. When it came time for labor and delivery, I was so tired from not getting any sleep the night before, beings that it was also 3 am, and my bf and I were arguing before going to the hospital (lol). After about 3-5 hours after getting to the hospital, my doctor told me that there was nothing wrong with getting medication, which I was fine, considering I was already about 8 cm dilated and the contractions were painful, but not that bad. My doctor ruptured my bag to see if it had meconium and warned me my contractions would probably become worse, and they did, along with the tiredness. I opted for Stadol, and it made me feel so tired, but I couldn't sleep because of the contractions being so close together. I felt a bit loopy as well, like hearing things that weren't happening. It lasted for about an hour or so, but didn't really relieve the pain well enough to rest. It was given to me in my IV, and took effect about 15 minutes after administerred. I had it done twice and then decided to get an epidural, I was so freaking tired lol. The epidural was a big difference. The anestheologist rubbed my back with alcohol, while I leaned into the nurse during contractions. I had to answer a few questions to make sure of who I was lol. He gave me a small shot after feeling the right part of my back to put it, to numb me up, then inserted the catheter which ran up into a box to give me a drip. It took affect within moments, and was nice. All I could feel was the pressure of contractions, but it actually did slow my contractions down a bit, which ended up getting pitocin (which still didn't help). Generally, you will get an epidural 4-7 cms, and a big complication with them is that you won't continue to dilate and end up needing a c-section. I had mine at 9 cm, and pushed with contractions, only took me 45 minutes with them about 3-5 minutes apart. Everyone is different. The sensation of the epi was numbing in my hips and thighs, and I could partially feel my feet, and I could feel the stitches from after birth, as my doctor was sewing me up. Personally, it was not a bad experience, you will always hear horror stories about drugs, but mine wasn't bad. Just keep in mind that you will remember labor for the rest of your life, and that you will care more about your bundle of joy as soon as he/she pops out. Good luck and congrats! Answered by Robbyn Guinta 1 year ago.

I've had 6 babies. My first 5 I had Stadol as my pain relief. The first experience was the worst. I remember feeling really stoned. I'm not sure if the Stadol contributed to the complications I ran into with that labor, but, I was only 18 and it was my first baby. I had Stadol with my subsequent labors and I don't recall it affecting me the same way it did with my first. It allowed me some much needed rest during the last 3 cm I had to dialate, and for that, I can't knock Stadol. My very last baby, I didn't have Stadol. I had something LIKE an epidural, only it wasn't an epidural, it was called an Intrathecal. It is a shot in the spinal area, and it gives pain relief for an hour, long enough for my body to relax and allow my baby to pass through the birth canal. My daughter recently had her first baby and had an epidural..I see how pleasant it made her labor, so I'd say she was pretty pleased with the results. Answered by Vinita Koenigs 1 year ago.

I've had Stadol during 2 labors,prior to getting epidurals.It's pretty useless for anything except a slight buzz,in my opinion.I still felt the contractions,just didn't care as much.Also,it wears off quickly and has a frequent side effect of hallucinations and delusions. It also affects the baby more than an epidural does. Epidurals are GREAT!! (Again,my opinion). Stadol is nice for the period of time before being able to receive the epi,but I'd hate for that to be my only pain relief! Bubbles is mistaken!! I had literally ZERO pain during both my labor/deliveries after receiving the epi and know lots of other people that had no pain either! Answered by Berry Stauber 1 year ago.

Stadol can take a little edge off the pain, but can also make you groggy and kinda loopy (and baby also). I don't know much more, as I didn't take it for this reason. The epidural usually blocks all to most pain from your upper abd down, but you have to stay in bed following administration and it can be hard to figure out how and when to push. They are given usually around 4-6 cm. If done too early it can stop labor, if done too late, it won't kick in in time. According to my anesthesiologist (many people rely on websites for their info, but ANYONE can make a webpage and put whatever they want on it) the needle goes no where near the spinal cord (so no chance of paralizing you) and it doesn't effect the baby as it's a localizer (as in it stays strictly in the nerves of your back, which creates everything down from there to be numb). I had one and it only worked from my hips down (which doesn't seem to happen too often, because the anesthesiologist seemed stumped), so I still felt all my contractions, just didn't feel my vaginal area or legs. With the epidural, you're usually in so much pain, that you don't feel pain from the epidural. They inject a little lidocaine at the injection site to numb you. Then they place a longer needle into the epidural space. You only feel some uncomfortable pressure. Once the needle is in place, they pull it out leaving a catheter (flexible tube) in place. Then they can administer the pain med as needed. It takes 15-30 min for the drug to work. Answered by Madeleine Oshita 1 year ago.

When i was in labor, i had stadol, then i had an epidural. There is a huge difference between the 2. They put stadol in your IV. Stadol didn't really do much at all for my pain. It just made me want to go to sleep between contractions. The epidural was a life saver! As soon as i got my epidural, i was immediately relieved of almost all of my pain. I highly recommend epidurals! Good luck with your labor. Answered by Fidelia Brookins 1 year ago.

i am mother of two 5 yrs and 6 months. i took epidural this time.it is given on back and effective pain reliever. i think its good to take epidural it makes the delivery very easy .i dont have any idea about stadol. Answered by Stephaine Hohner 1 year ago.

Stadol is a narcotic agent and the drugs can be passed from mother to child via the blood and placenta. Please keep that in mind. And epidural will numb you from your abdominal area down to just below the groin. It is not a painkiller. You will feel some pain with both. Answered by Cynthia Cogswell 1 year ago.

There are options of pain relief, depending on the hospital you are delivering at. Talk to you md about your options at your next appointment. A "walking" epidural is great. You can still feel cxs and move your legs, but it takes away the pain. It's nice because you are not completely numb. Answered by Pasquale Salvitti 1 year ago.

I will be using Stadol for my deliver in 6 weeks!! It is given through your IV an epidural is given in your back!! Stadol does not numb you.. its a pain reliever... talk to your anesthesiologists!! Answered by Tess Suriel 1 year ago.

thanks for asking this. i need answers too =] Answered by Michiko Laumbach 1 year ago.


Why is Narcan ( narcotic antagonist) given to cancel out Stadol in L&D...since Stadol is not a narcotic ?
Asked by Carin Newness 1 year ago.

Actually Stadol (butorphanol) is a narcotic in the sense that it is an opioid, although it is not a purely agonistic in nature--it has built in antagonistic activity as well. It is considered a "partial agonist." If you need to reverse ANY narcotic drug, then you would use a pure antagonist (such as naloxone or nalmefene) to block out ANY agonist action, which butophanol has (not as much as say, morphine, but still, some). Answered by Michael Pitcock 1 year ago.

it is an opiate, and will react the same with narcan. generally, people addicted to stadol are also addicted to another drug. Answered by Nikole Delross 1 year ago.


Has anyone taken stadol for pain in labor?
if so how did it make you feel i did with my last three babies and every time it always knocked me out and made me feel like i was high as a kite i always felt like they gave me to much, then i read on natural childbirth site that stadol is equal to 10 mg of morphine no wonder!! ok just wanted to know your stories... Asked by Lynnette Malaney 1 year ago.

if so how did it make you feel i did with my last three babies and every time it always knocked me out and made me feel like i was high as a kite i always felt like they gave me to much, then i read on natural childbirth site that stadol is equal to 10 mg of morphine no wonder!! ok just wanted to know your stories now I'm pregnant with # 5 and scared to take this again in labor Answered by Zoila Goulbourne 1 year ago.

I had a stadol shot with my daughter and it made me sick as a dog. I got the bed spins as if I was drunk. It was awful. I would much rather take the pain of the the contraction. I was high as a kite also. Slured speach and everything. I felt like I needed to throw up soo bad and had no gag reflex. I was misrable. I will never take it again. Answered by Norbert Reuter 1 year ago.

I had stadol with my first pregnancy. It didn't do anything for me. It didn't even touch my labor pains. So I had no weird side affects from it. Answered by Calista Hinderman 1 year ago.

i had demerol, and an epidural with my first, and just the epidural with my second. The demerol made me woozy, and it felt like i had smoked a ton of pot... lol. The epidural was great, it killed the pain and didn't make me nauseaus or woozy or anything. i was totally alert when i wanted to be and was able to sleep when i needed too. and for the record i was able to push, although you may hear that it impedes your ability to push its not always true. Answered by Mandy Mccarvill 1 year ago.

i had a shot of morphine and it worked for 4 hours for me. they also gave me some through my IV Answered by Lakisha Loeppky 1 year ago.


Stadol, Demerol and Nubain...?
Meant to write *WHILE IN LABOR* Asked by Sylvester Kalman 1 year ago.

With my first labor all I had was the stadol in my IV once. I did not want to do the epidural either. It worked for me!!! I also sat in the hot tub a lot while in labor that helped a ton too!! With my second I did not have enough time once I got to the hospital to even get an IV (That's how fast my second labor went), so I just bared through it all. Stick with what you know and if you do not want the epidural then just focus on that and the pain will not be as bad. Good luck and I wish you the best Answered by Josefa Cuthrell 1 year ago.

I had stadol with my first. I agree with the tired and loopy feeling. I don;t remember some of the labor. Here is it 10 years later and Im preggo again.While I don't want the epidural it seems to be the best way to go. Although the thought of a needle in my spine gives me the willies. A friend of mine had demerol and she said she still felt alot of pain. Answered by Cortney Sunder 1 year ago.

i had stadol one dose before my son and it made me tired i was also on pitocin for 5 hrs. with my 2nd i was on pitocin for 5 hrs before trying stadol and it just wore off i had a extra bag of water that was making labor slower so i went for the epidural. with this next one i will try and go as long as i can without any meds Answered by Jasmin Melhorn 1 year ago.

I used stadol during 1st labor. Didn't during 2nd labor. Had pitocin both times, and pain was less intense 2nd go around despite the fact he was 10.5 lbs! You can do it. Answered by Vern Pung 1 year ago.

I had nubain and hated it. It made me loopy and really tired. Did nothing for the contractions. Answered by Paulene Przewozman 1 year ago.


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