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Generic Name: Nalbuphine (NAL-byoo-feen)
Brand Name: Nubain
Nalbuphine is used for:
Treating and preventing moderate to severe pain. It can also be used for pain relief before and after surgery and during childbirth. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Nalbuphine is an analgesic. It works by blocking certain receptor sites in the central nervous system, which helps to decrease pain.
Do NOT use Nalbuphine if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Nalbuphine :
Some medical conditions may interact with Nalbuphine . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Nalbuphine . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Nalbuphine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Nalbuphine :
Use Nalbuphine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Nalbuphine .
Important safety information:
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, Nalbuphine may not work as well and may require higher doses to obtain the same effect as when originally taken. This is known as TOLERANCE. Talk with your doctor if Nalbuphine stops working well. Do not take more than prescribed.
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, some people develop a need to continue taking Nalbuphine . This is known as DEPENDENCE or "addiction."
If you suddenly stop taking Nalbuphine , you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms including anxiety; diarrhea; fever, runny nose, or sneezing; goose bumps and abnormal skin sensations; nausea; vomiting; pain; rigid muscles; rapid heartbeat; seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there; shivering or tremors; sweating; watery eyes; stomach cramps; restlessness; and trouble sleeping.
Possible side effects of Nalbuphine :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include general discomfort; restlessness; sleepiness.Proper storage of Nalbuphine :
Nalbuphine is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Nalbuphine at home, store Nalbuphine as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Nalbuphine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Nalbuphine . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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