Stadol is now a federally controlled substance (C-IV)
Stadol is now a FEDERALLY controlled substance (C-IV). This limits the number of refills per Rx...no more than 5 in 6 months.
There have been hundreds of reports of dependence since Stadol NS (butorphanol) came out 5 years ago.
It's easy for migraine patients to get hooked. It works well to relieve pain...but frequent use can lead to dependence.