My husband has been taking Nubian for years for chronic pain relief. It has been the only thing that has worked for him, so that he can function. He has been told that there is a shortage and he has not been able to get it for several weeks now. He was disabled several years ago with Migraines and neurological problems. His Dr. has told him it will not be available till March or April. Any help would be appreciated! He has tried several other pain meds over the years and Nubian has been the most effective.
Your pharmatist would be able to answer you better than we can. There has been a shortage of a lot of pain drugs as of late due to manufacturer problems, & the new rules by the FDA/DEA concerning pain meds. Please contact your pharmatist, & he can even call the manufacturer & find out for you...
I am in the same situation, I do know that here and other forums there are those saying that they can help you find some... please to all of you do not beleive them. They will have you send money and then tell you the parcel was intercepted by the DEA and that it is going to be more money to pay Fed Ex to make it go away... please I know that deperation kicks in and you want to keep some quality of life, but do not trust any of these folks. They have been here and on topix as well.
Reason for the Shortage
Endo discontinued Nubain in 2008.
Teva discontinued all nalbuphine injections in July, 2010.
Hospira has nalbuphine on shortage due to manufacturing delays.
Hospira has all nalbuphine presentations on back order. The company estimates a release date of December 2012 for nalbuphine 20 mg/mL 10 mL vials and 10 mg/mL 10 mL vials. Nalbuphine 20 mg/mL 1 mL Novaplus ampules also have an estimated release date of December 2012. All other presentations are on back order and have an estimated release date of 2nd quarter 2013.
- Nubain Information for Consumers
- Nubain Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nubain (detailed)
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