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Butorphanol Drug Test


Butorphanol can be detected in drug tests that specifically include it as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street offers urine testing services that can identify drug use up to a week back. Although it cannot be tested in our hair drug tests, we do offer several urine drug tests that test for butorphanol amongst other substances. Tests can be scheduled by employers or individuals; just choose the location to get a drug test for butorphanol and complete the registration. Then you (or whomever you specify) will receive a barcode, which should be presented at the facility when the person arrives for the butorphanol drug test. Test results are fast, accurate, and reported securely in our online portal.

About Butorphanol

What Is Butorphanol?

Butorphanol is a type of painkiller belonging to the class of opioid agonist-antagonists. For pain relief in humans, this drug is more commonly known by the brand names Beforal, Moradol, and Stadol (which is no longer available in the U.S. market). For use in animals (primarily dogs and horses), it is also known by the brand names Torbugesic or Torbutrol. Butorphanol can take many forms, including injections, sprays, tablets, or salts. Although it does have some accepted medical uses in treating moderate to severe pain, it is a Schedule IV classification according to the Controlled Substances Act due to the risk of abuse or dependence. Butorphanol was originally available as only an injection, and abuse of the drug rose once the nasal spray became available in 1992.

Intended Use and Effects:

Butorphanol is intended for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Although not as commonly used today in the U.S., it is still approved for some medical uses.

Side Effects of Butorphanol

Butorphanol may bring about side effects. Some of these may include:

Changes in vision
Tingling in hands or feet
Changes in mood
Difficulty sleeping
Feeling nervous
Dry mouth or bad taste
Sore throat
Strange dreams

More serious side effects may occur, especially with the misuse or abuse of butorphanol. Some of these include difficulty breathing, losing consciousness, changes in heart rate, and hallucinations. Taking too much butorphanol or combining butorphanol with alcohol can create life-threatening side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Butorphanol Stay In Your System?

How long butorphanol stays in your urine or hair is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

Frequency of use
Amount used
User’s metabolism
User’s age
Does Stadol Show Up On a Drug Test?

Yes, butorphanol or Stadol can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. The test that you select must specifically include this drug as part of the panel of drugs being tested. If you or someone you know needs to get a butorphanol or Stadol drug test, Health Street offers several options to choose from.

Why Drug Test for Butorphanol?

Butorphanol is classified as Schedule IV under the Controlled Substances Act, and should only be used as instructed by a qualified medical professional. A butorphanol drug test can determine if an individual is misusing or abusing this drug, and potentially even open the door to recovery for someone who may be at risk for addiction or death.

Butorphanol or Stadol Drug Test Options

Health Street offers the following butorphanol or Stadol urine drug screens. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.

20 Panel + Rohypnol, SOMA, & Nicotine$475
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