Stadol vs. Nubain

Are Stadol and Nubain the Same Thing?

Stadol (butorphanol tartrate) and Nubain (nalbuphine hydrochloride) are narcotic pain relievers used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Stadol is also used as part of anesthesia for surgery, or during early labor (if childbirth is expected to be more than 4 hours away).

Nubain is also used for treating pain just after surgery or childbirth.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Stadol?

Common side effects of Stadol include:

Tell your doctor if you have any serious side effects of Stadol (butorphanol) including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Nubain?

Common side effects of Nubain include:

What is Stadol?

Stadol (butorphanol tartrate) is a narcotic pain reliever, similar to morphine used to treat moderate to severe pain. Stadol is also used as part of anesthesia for surgery, or during early labor (if childbirth is expected to be more than 4 hours away). The brand name Stadol is no longer manufactured and can only be found in generic form.

What is Nubain?

Nubain (nalbuphine hydrochloride) is a narcotic pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe pain. Nubain is also used for treating pain just after surgery or childbirth.

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What Drugs Interact With Stadol?

Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with Stadol. Do not use Stadol with other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can cause sleepiness or slow your breathing.

What Drugs Interact With Nubain?

Nubain may interact with other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers, or any other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Tell your doctor all medications you use.

How Should Stadol Be Taken?

Butorphanol is given as an injection into a muscle or a vein. It is also available as a nasal spray.

How Should Nubain Be Taken?

The usual recommended adult dose of Nubain is 10 mg for a 70 kg individual, administered subcutaneously, intramuscularly or intravenously; this dose may be repeated every 3 to 6 hours as necessary.

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References

Medscape. Stadol.
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/butorphanol-343327
FDA. Nubain Product Information.
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2016/018024s041lbl.pdf

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