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Dr. Christopher Viscomi
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Nalbuphine (Overview)

Nalbuphine is a that can both increase and decrease narcotic effects which is a kind of pain medication.


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Can nalbuphine (nubain) be used intrathecally?

Can  nalbuphine (nubain) be used intrathecally?

No: Only three drugs are fda approved for intrathecal administration: morphine, Baclofen and ziconotide. Other medications are used by physician discretion. Nalbuphine has not being used at all. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Viscomi
27 doctors shared insights

Nalbuphine (Overview)

Nalbuphine is a that can both increase and decrease narcotic effects which is a kind of pain medication.


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How long do the side effects of nubain injections last?

How long do the side effects of nubain injections last?

3 to 6 hours: Nubain is the trade name for nalbuphine, a pain reliever in the narcotic family of medications. It can be given into a vein, into a muscle, or under the skin. It usually lasts for 3 to 6 hours. Side effects such as nausea wear off as the medication itself is metabolized and wears off. ...Read more

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Can nalbuphine (nubain) be used intrathecally?

No: Only three drugs are fda approved for intrathecal administration: morphine, Baclofen and ziconotide. Other medications are used by physician discretion. Nalbuphine has not being used at all. ...Read more

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Is nalbuphine a prescription pain pill?

Is nalbuphine a prescription pain pill?

Injectable: Nalbuphine is a semi-synthetic opioid used commercially as an analgesic under a variety of trade names, including nubain. Nalbuphine is indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain. It can also be used as a supplement to balanced anesthesia, for preoperative and postoperative analgesia, and for obstetrical analgesia during labor and delivery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Nalbuphine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Nalbuphine allergy?

Nalbuphine allergy: see http://www.rxlist.com/nubain-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm

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In pain, docs won't allow me what I have taken for years, where i can I get nalbuphine uk?

In pain, docs won't allow me what I have taken for years, where i can I get nalbuphine uk?

Nalbuphine: Nalbuphine (NUBAIN) is a semi-synthetic opioid that should be reserved for acute, short term pain, Taking it for years is simply an abuse of the drug and leads to tolerance, and thus,ineffectiveness as far as the 'pain' goes. Listen to your docs because they are trying to help you. ...Read more

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Why do you prefer nalbuphine in children in postop pain control? Why not use fentanyl or pethidine? Whats the reason? What advantage?!

Why do you prefer nalbuphine in children in postop pain control? Why not use fentanyl or pethidine? Whats the reason? What advantage?!

I don't: prefer nalbuphine in children, some may because it has a ceiling to respiratory depression. Children need narcotics according to their situation and I believe in using medications you become familiar with ...Read more

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How long can nubain last ?

How long can nubain  last ?

About 5 hours: The plasma half-life of nalbuphine is 5 hours and in clinical studies the duration of analgesic activity has been reported to range from 3 to 6 hours. This varies from person to person, as some people metabolize medications slower/faster than others. Also, the concurrent use of other medications can speed or slow metabolism. ...Read more

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Is nubain pain medication effective?

Is  nubain pain medication effective?

Yes.: A comprehensive description of Nubain is found on wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/nubain. ...Read more

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What do we need to know about nubain injections?

Effects/side effects: Nubain is a special type of opiate called an agonist/antagonist. It is a moderately strong analgesic. It is noteworthy for being more effective in women than men. It is often used as part of an anesthetic in an operating room. The most prevalent side effect is sedation followed by nausea, dry mouth headache. At low doses, the drug may increase pain in men. ...Read more