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General Information on Nalbuphine

Generic Name : Nalbuphine

Pronunciation : NAL-byoo-feen

Latest prescription information about Nalbuphine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nalbuphine

India : 

International : 

Nubain

Why is Nalbuphine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic, prescribed as a supplement to balanced anesthesia, for preoperative and postoperative analgesia, and for obstetrical analgesia during labor and delivery. 

When should Nalbuphine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Nalbuphine?

IV/IM/SC- The usual recommended adult dose is 10 mg for a 70 kg individual.

How should Nalbuphine be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by healthcare provider into the vein, muscle or under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nalbuphine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of breathing problems, high blood pressure, underactive thyroid, liver or kidney problems, heart attack, alcoholism, depression, mental illness, suicidal thoughts, head injury, brain growths, increased pressure in the head, seizures, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Nalbuphine?

   Most common : Increased sweating, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fainting, dry mouth, and headache.
   Central Nervous System : Nervousness, depression, restlessness, crying, elevated mood, floating, hostility, unusual dreams, confusion, faintness, hallucinations, anxiety, feeling of heaviness, numbness, tingling. .
   Heart : High blood pressure, low blood pressure and slow or fast heart rate.
   Gastrointestinal : Cramps, indigestion and bitter taste.
   Respiratory : Respiratory depression, difficulty in breathing and asthma.
   Skin : Itching, burning and hives.
   Miscellaneous : Speech difficulty, urinary urgency, blurred vision, flushing and warmth.

What are the other precautions for Nalbuphine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Nalbuphine?

Store at 25C.

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