"Despite being at the front lines in the nation's battle against opioid addiction as the first to treat chronic pain, and opioid overuse, few primary care and family physicians use the one drug available to them to treat addiction, buprenorphine, "...
Patients should be advised of the following information:
- NUBAIN (nalbuphine hydrochloride) is associated with sedation and may impair mental and physical abilities required for the performance of potentially dangerous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery.
- NUBAIN (nalbuphine hydrochloride) is to be used as prescribed by a physician. Dose or frequency should not be increased without first consulting with a physician since NUBAIN (nalbuphine hydrochloride) may cause psychological or physical dependence.
- The use of NUBAIN (nalbuphine hydrochloride) with other opioids can cause signs and symptoms of withdrawal.
- Abrupt discontinuation of NUBAIN (nalbuphine hydrochloride) after prolonged usage may cause signs and symptoms of withdrawal.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/4/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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