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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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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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What am I so sleepy after getting a nubain injection?

What am I so sleepy after getting a nubain injection?

Side effect of drug: Nubain is in a special class of opiates called agonist/antagonist drugs. All opiates cause some sedation but drugs in this special class are evan more likely to cause it. In short, sedation is an expected side effect of the medication. ...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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Could you tell me about the medication "nubain" in the inj use?

Nubain: Can by injected intravenously, subcutaneously, or intramuscularly. It is related to and similar potency to morphine but also related to the reversal agent naloxone, thus can cause withdrawal symptons. It causes respiratory depression but has a ceiling effect. Nubain is commonly used in labor and delivery. ...Read more

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I've heard nubain is a good alternative to an epidural for managing pain in labor. What's the difference?

I've heard nubain is a good alternative to an epidural for managing pain in labor. What's the difference?

Labor pain control: Nubain is a semi synthetic opiate that can be used for pain control. When a woman is pregnant, opiodes given systemically (oral, intravenous or intramuscular) in such doses that can cross the placenta to the fetus and cause decreased awakening, respiratory compromise at birth and with nobaine, may affect fetal monitoring. All these side effects with epidural are way less and pain better controlled. ...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

Dr. Christopher Viscomi
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Nalbuphine (Definition)

Nalbuphine is a that can both increase and decrease narcotic effects which is a ...Read more