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The immediate intravenous administration an opiate antagonist such as naloxone or nalmefene is a specific antidote. Oxygen, intravenous fluids, vasopressors and other supportive measures should be used as indicated.
The administration of single doses of 72 mg of NUBAIN (nalbuphine hydrochloride) subcutaneously to eight normal subjects has been reported to have resulted primarily in symptoms of sleepiness and mild dysphoria.
NUBAIN (nalbuphine hydrochloride) should not be administered to patients who are hypersensitive to nalbuphine hydrochloride, or to any of the other ingredients in NUBAIN (nalbuphine hydrochloride) .
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This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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