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- What is nalbuphine- injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for nalbuphine- injection?
- Is nalbuphine- injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for nalbuphine- injection?
- What are the side effects of nalbuphine- injection?
- What is the dosage for nalbuphine- injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with nalbuphine- injection?
- Is nalbuphine- injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about nalbuphine- injection?
What is nalbuphine- injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Nalbuphine is a man-made opioid (narcotic) painkiller. Nalbuphine provides pain relief in a similar way as morphine (MS Contin), oxycodone (Oxycontin), and other narcotic analgesics. Narcotic painkillers stimulate the brain to increase the threshold to pain (the amount of stimulation it takes to feel pain) and reduce the perception of pain (the perceived importance of the pain). Nalbuphine is a mixed opioid agonist and antagonist because it stimulates and blocks pain receptors on nerves. The FDA approved nalbuphine in May 1979.
What brand names are available for nalbuphine- injection?
Is nalbuphine- injection available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for nalbuphine- injection?
What are the side effects of nalbuphine- injection?
Side effects of Nalbuphine are sedation, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, and low heart rate. Like other narcotics nalbuphine can cause respiratory depression (decreased rate or depth of breathing).
It may produce withdrawal in opioid dependent patients. Nalbuphine is a controlled substance and is habit forming. Mental and physical dependence can occur. Abruptly stopping the drug in patients who have been taking the drug for a long time can precipitate a withdrawal reaction. Symptoms of withdrawal include nausea, diarrhea, coughing, tearing, nasal discharge, profuse sweating, twitching muscles, and yawning.
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