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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

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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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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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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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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What do we need to know about nubain injections?

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

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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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Nalbuphine (Definition)

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