What are the side effects of nalbuphine?

Some people experience side effects while taking nalbuphine. You should tell your doctor if the following side effects worsen or do not go away during treatment: headaches; dizziness; lightheadedness; confusion; hallucinations; severe drowsiness; severe weakness; heavy feeling; dry mouth; upset stomach; vomiting; abdominal cramping; itching skin; clammy skin; bitter taste in the mouth.

Side effects that suggest possible overdose include: breathing difficulties; fainting; severe headache; chest pain; numbness of limbs; seizures; slowed heartbeat; problems with urination; vision changes; rash or hives; swollen face.

Because other side effects may occur, you should notify a doctor about any new symptoms so they can determine if the symptoms are related to use of nalbuphine.

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