What is Nubain used for?

What is Nubain used for?

Nalbuphine is an opioid pain medication that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is also used for treating pain just after surgery or childbirth.

What type of drug is Nubain?

Nalbuphine hydrochloride (NubainĀ®) is classified as a synthetic opioid agonist-antagonist. Chemically, it is related to the opioid antagonist, naloxone and the potent opioid agonist oxymorphone.

Has nalbuphine been discontinued?

The Nubain brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available.

Why was Nubain discontinued?

The petition requests that the agency determine whether NUBAIN (nalbuphine hydrochloride) injection, 10 and 20 mg/ml (NDA 18-024), manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals (Endo), was withdrawn from sale for reasons of safety or effectiveness. NUBAIN was approved on May 15, 1979.

What are the side effects of Nubain?

What Are Side Effects of Nubain?

  • flushing (warmth, tingling, or redness),
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach cramps or pain,
  • upset stomach,
  • dizziness,
  • spinning sensation,
  • dry mouth,

How long does it take for Nubain to work?

The onset of action of NUBAIN occurs within 2 to 3 minutes after intravenous administration, and in less than 15 minutes following subcutaneous or intramuscular injection.

Is Nubain addictive?

As an opioid, NUBAIN exposes users to the risks of addiction, abuse, and misuse [see DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE]. Although the risk of addiction in any individual is unknown, it can occur in patients appropriately prescribed NUBAIN. Addiction can occur at recommended dosages and if the drug is misused or abused.

What is Nubain similar to?

The analgesic efficacy of nalbuphine is comparable to morphine, but nalbuphine provides a better safety profile than morphine in the aspect of certain side-effects, especially related to pruritus and respiratory depression.

Is nalbuphine habit forming?

Nalbuphine is a controlled substance and is habit forming. Mental and physical dependence can occur. Abruptly stopping the drug in patients who have been taking the drug for a long time can precipitate a withdrawal reaction.

Is NUBAIN addictive?

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