Popular pain killer used by bodybuilders/weight
lifters to combat injuries and break through the "pain barrier".
Unfortunately, Nubain is also highly addictive - potential users
If a narcotic is used for a long time, it may become habit-forming
(causing mental or physical dependence). Physical dependence may
lead to withdrawal side effects when you stop taking the medicine.
These medicines are available only with your medical doctor’s
or dentist’s prescription. For some of them, prescriptions cannot
be refilled and you must obtain a new prescription from your medical
doctor or dentist each time you need the medicine. In addition,
other rules and regulations may apply when methadone is used to
treat narcotic dependence.
If you will be taking this medicine for a long time (for example,
for several months at a time), your doctor should check your progress
at regular visits.
Narcotic analgesics will add to the effects of alcohol and other
CNS depressants (medicines that slow down the nervous system,
possibly causing drowsiness). Some examples of CNS depressants
are antihistamines or medicine for hay fever, other allergies,
or colds; sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping medicine; other
prescription pain medicines including other narcotics; barbiturates;
medicine for seizures; muscle relaxants; or anesthetics, including
some dental anesthetics. Do not drink alcoholic beverages, and
check with your medical doctor or dentist before taking any of
the medicines listed above, while you are using this medicine.
This medicine may cause some people to become drowsy, dizzy or
lightheaded, or to feel a false sense of well-being. Make sure
you know how you react to this medicine before you drive, use
machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are
dizzy or are not alert and clearheaded.
Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting may occur, especially
when you get up suddenly from a lying or sitting position. Getting
up slowly may help lessen this problem.
Nausea or vomiting may occur, especially after the first couple
of doses. This effect may go away if you lie down for a while.
However, if nausea or vomiting continues, check with your medical
doctor or dentist. Lying down for a while may also help relieve
some other side effects, such as dizziness or lightheadedness,
that may occur.
Before having any kind of surgery (including dental surgery) or
emergency treatment, tell the medical doctor or dentist in charge
that your are taking this medicine.
Narcotic analgesics may cause dryness of the mouth. For temporary
relief, use sugarless candy or gum, melt bits of ice in your mouth,
or use a saliva substitute. However, if dry mouth continues for
more than 2 weeks, check with your dentist. Continuing dryness
of the mouth may increase the chance of a dental disease, including
tooth decay, gum disease, and fungus infections.
If you have been taking this medicine regularly for several weeks
or more, do not suddenly stop using it without first checking
with your doctor. Your doctor may want you to reduce gradually
the amount you are taking before stopping completely, in order
to lessen the chance of withdrawal side effects.
If you think you or someone else may have taken an overdose, get
emergency help at once. Taking an overdose of this medicine or
taking alcohol or CNS depressants with this medicine may lead
to unconsciousness or death. Signs of overdose include convulsions
(seizures), confusion, severe nervousness or restlessness, severe
dizziness, severe drowsiness, slow or troubled breathing, and