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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.


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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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

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Is naloxone pentazocine same as hydrocodone?

Is naloxone pentazocine same as hydrocodone?

No: This combination also known as talwin (pentazocine) nx is seldom used as it is relatively more habit-forming than other opioids. Short term use is probably ok but there are better alternatives. ...Read more

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Is Suboxone (buprenorphine) derived from opium?

Is Suboxone (buprenorphine) derived from opium?

Suboxone: No it is not drive from opium , opium is a natural occurring plant that produces , among other things, heroin. Suboxone is a purely manufactured synthetic drug. It has a unique properties. It blocks certain opiate receptors and acts as a analgesic or pain medicine. It was first developed as a pain medicine but it's now used exclusively to stabilize people addicted to opiates. ...Read more

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Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Both are potent drug: They are both potent drugs when given other than by an oral route. When taken by mouth, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is less potent. ...Read more

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Is oxycontin addictive?

Is oxycontin addictive?

Oxycontin: Absolutely. There is no question....It is possible, even easy to get addicted to oxycontin. These drugs are intended for short term use because of their addictive qualities. ...Read more

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Oxycontin vs. fentanyl patches vs. methadone vs. nucynta, (tapentadol) which is better?

Oxycontin vs. fentanyl patches vs. methadone vs. nucynta, (tapentadol) which is better?

Better for what???: Opioids may be all that a person needs for acute pain (broken bone, sprained ankle) but is NEVER the primary treatment of ANY chronic pain. Each of these drugs has a different half-life, side effect and safety profile, and some are better for some people, and some are more dangerous in some people. Methadone is the most dangerous, particularly when given by doctors with less experience using it. ...Read more

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Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Off market: The drug was pulled off the market in the us last year due to adverse cardiac effects. ...Read more

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Is norflex (orphenadrine) addicting?

Is norflex (orphenadrine) addicting?

Yes it may be: Is a muscle relaxant.It works by blocking nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Norflex (orphenadrine) has euphoric effects. Therefore, potential addiction or habit-forming is a good possibility. The medicine should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. The mood elevating effects may occur even at therapeutic doses of the drug. ...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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Hydrocodone vs oxycodone. Which is stronge rone?

Hydrocodone vs oxycodone. Which is stronge rone?

Narcotics: Both oxycodone and hydrocodone are opioids. Oxycodone is considerably stronger than hydrocodone. ...Read more

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Which is most effective; hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, or methadone?

Which is most effective; hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, or methadone?

No such thing: It is not what is most effective, it is what is best for you. I am sure your doctor will choose the safest type of opioid to treat your pain and see how you respond. If you do not respond, then he/she may try a different opioid. The most important thing is to find out what is causing a pain bad enough to require and opioid. ...Read more

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Is OxyContin or hydromorphine stronger?

Is OxyContin or hydromorphine stronger?

Which is stronger?: Neither hydromorphone (dilaudid) nor OxyContin (oxycodone) is "stronger". "Stronger" effect depends on the dose of the med in equivalents. I notice ur med list includes both of these drugs and lorazepam, a benzodiazepine. All of these meds can cause addiction & all are respiratory depressants. Effects will be additive if taken 2gether. Talk 2 ur doc abt the right medication choices for you. ...Read more

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Is norflex (orphenadrine) a narcotic?

Is norflex (orphenadrine) a narcotic?

No: It's not a narcotic although the mechanism of action for analgesia is not known. ...Read more