Nalbuphine relieves moderate to severe pain. The dose will be based on the severity of the pain and on the status of the patient.

Nalbuphine Overview


Nalbuphine is a prescription medication used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Nalbuphine belongs to a group of medications called analgesics. These help by blocking substances in the body that cause pain.

This medication is available as an injection to be given directly into a vein (IV), large muscle (IM) or under the skin by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of nalbuphine include sweating, nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth. This medication can also cause dizziness and drowsiness. Do not try to drive or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.

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  • Other
  • Pain, Postoperative

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  • A month or so
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Nalbuphine Cautionary Labels


Uses of Nalbuphine

Nalbuphine is a prescription medication used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Nalbuphine Brand Names

Nalbuphine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Nalbuphine Drug Class

Nalbuphine is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Nalbuphine

Serious side effects have been reported with nalbuphine. See the "Nalbuphine Precautions" section.

Common side effects of nalbuphine include:

  • sweating
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dry mouth
  • drowsiness
  • vertigo (type of dizziness)
  • dizziness
  • headache

This is not a complete list of nalbuphine side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Nalbuphine Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), fluphenazine (Prolixin), perphenazine (Triavil), prochlorperazine (Compazine), and trifluoperazine (Stelazine)
  • opioids such as morphine
  • sedatives such as zolpidem (Ambien), diazepam (Valium)

This is not a complete list of nalbuphine drug interactions. Ask your doctor of pharmacist for more information.