Nalbuphine May Help Treat Opioid-Related Urinary Retention

by Iswarya on  September 4, 2018 at 5:33 PM Drug News
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Opioid-induced urine retention can be managed with the help of nalbuphine drug, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
Nalbuphine May Help Treat Opioid-Related Urinary Retention
Nalbuphine May Help Treat Opioid-Related Urinary Retention

Urine retention is common in the hospital setting and is sometimes caused by the use of opioids. Once opioid-induced urine retention develops, resolving it without interfering with pain control can be problematic.

Clinicians from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine saw a patient with a history of alcoholic cirrhosis who was hospitalized for right-sided abdominal pain and diagnosed with portal vein thrombosis and hepatocellular cancer.

The patient was treated with hydromorphone for pain and quickly developed urine retention. The patient did not respond to α-1 blockers and found a catheter to be effective but inconvenient.

The clinicians gave the patient a dose of intravenous nalbuphine; an opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain that has a different mechanism of action than other opioids. The patient responded well to the medication and was able to urinate within the first 6 hours.

According to the authors, these findings suggest that clinicians should consider offering nalbuphine to patients with opioid-induced urine retention that does not respond to α-1 blockers who prefer not to continue using bladder catheterization.

Source: Medindia

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