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TORBUTROL® (butorphanol tartrate) tablets are indicated for the relief of chronic non-productive cough associated with tracheobronchitis, tracheitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis and pharyngitis originating from inflammatory conditions of the upper respiratory tract. TORBUTROL® can also be used in some cases as a short-acting pain reliever or to prevent vomiting in animals undergoing chemotherapy. Controlled products require adult signature upon delivery.
Side effects may include sedation, staggering, respiratory depression, slow heart rate, anorexia, nausea, diarrhea and excitation in some animals. These effects may decrease with time. Notify your veterinarian if side effects appear and remain troublesome.Other side effects may occur, if you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
TORBUTROL® is a potent, yet safe medication to decrease cough when administered according to a veterinary prescription. It is commonly prescribed as a cough-relieving agent or for sedation purposes.
TORBUTROL® should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian.
Use TORBUTROL® in dogs only. Not recommended for use in pregnant dogs. The safety of TORBUTROL® has not been determined in dogs afflicted with heartworm disease (Dirofilaria immitis). TORBUTROL® should not be used in dogs with a history of liver disease. Since TORBUTROL® can be effective in totally suppressing cough, it should not be used in conditions of the lower respiratory tract associated with copious mucus production. Use with caution with other sedative or analgesic drugs as these are likely to produce additive effects. In clinical trials, the most frequent adverse reaction reported was slight sedation.Keep out of reach of children and pets.Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. The following drugs can potentially interact with TORBUTROL®: CNS depressants (antihistamines, barbiturates), theophylline. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.