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Nubain Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is nalbuphine (Nubain)?
- What are the possible side effects of nalbuphine (Nubain)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nalbuphine (Nubain)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before I receive nalbuphine (Nubain)?
- How is nalbuphine given (Nubain)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nubain)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nubain)?
- What should I avoid while receiving nalbuphine (Nubain)?
- What other drugs will affect nalbuphine (Nubain)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Nubain)?
Since nalbuphine is usually given by a healthcare provider, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Nubain)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness and confusion.
What should I avoid while receiving nalbuphine (Nubain)?
Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medication. Alcohol can increase some of the side effects of nalbuphine.
Nalbuphine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
What other drugs will affect nalbuphine (Nubain)?
Tell your doctor if you take other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers, or any other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Dangerous side effects may result.
Other narcotic medications include fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Palladone), morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph, and others), oxycodone (OxyContin), oxymorphone (Numorphan, Opana), and others.
Nalbuphine may cause unpleasant side effects if you are already taking other narcotic pain medicines. Before you receive nalbuphine, tell your doctor about all other pain medicines you have recently used.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with nalbuphine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about nalbuphine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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