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Nalbuphine (Nubain) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Nubain?

nalbuphine

What is the Trade Name for nalbuphine?

Nubain

What are the Indications of Nalbuphine (Nubain) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

pain, analgesia during labor, sedation before surgery, supplement to balance anesthesia

What are the Actions of Nalbuphine (Nubain) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

alters perception and response to pain, causes CNS depression

What is the Therapeutic Class of Nalbuphine (Nubain) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Opioid Analgesic

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Nalbuphine (Nubain) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

opioid agonists/analgesics

What are the Nursing Considerations of Nalbuphine (Nubain) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • use caution with head trauma
  • can cause dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, respiratory depression
  • do not use with MAOIs
  • assess pain
  • may cause respiratory in newborn
  • asses hemodynamic parameters
  • may elevate pancreatic enzymes
  • Narcan (naloxone) is the antidote

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