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

Nubain Overview


Nubain is a prescription medication used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Nubain 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 Nubain 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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Uses of Nubain

Nubain 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.


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Side Effects of Nubain

Serious side effects have been reported with Nubain. See "Nubain Precautions" section.

Common side effects of Nubain include:

  • sweating
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dry mouth
  • drowsiness
  • vertigo
  • dizziness
  • headache

This is not a complete list of Nubain 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.