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Nalbuphine

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John Dodam

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Introduction

Name

  • Nalbuphine.

Class of drug

  • Opioid analgesic.
  • Opioid reversal agent.
  • Opioid agonist/antagonist.

Uses

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Indications

  • Analgesia.
  • Used to treat mild to moderate pain.
  • Narcotic reversal agent.
  • Antagonization of some of the adverse effects of pre-administered opioid agonists without complete reversal of analgesia (sequential analgesia).

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Barbiturate anesthetics, phenothiazines and tranquilizers

  • May enhance nalbuphine's respiratory and central nervous depression.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.
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