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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 given by a healthcare professional, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Nubain)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness and confusion.
What should I avoid while receiving nalbuphine (Nubain)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how nalbuphine will affect you.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of nalbuphine.
What other drugs will affect nalbuphine (Nubain)?
Before using nalbuphine, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, anxiety, or mental illness). They can add to sleepiness or slowed breathing caused by nalbuphine.
Using nalbuphine may cause unpleasant side effects if you are already using other similar medicines. Using narcotic medications together can also increase the side effects of these medications.
Tell your doctor about all other narcotic pain medications you are using or have recently used. This includes:
- codeine (Tylenol #3);
- fentanyl (Abstral, Actiq, Fentora, Duragesic, Lazanda, Onsolis, Subsys);
- hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin, Vicoprofen);
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Palladone);
- methadone (Methadose, Dolophine);
- morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph);
- oxycodone (OxyContin, Combunox, Roxicodone, Percocet);
- and many others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with nalbuphine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or 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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