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Nalbuphine Drug Test


Nalbuphine can be detected in drug tests that specifically include it as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street offers urine testing services that can identify drug use up to a week back. Although it cannot be tested in our hair drug tests, we do offer several urine drug tests for nalbuphine in addition to many other substances. Tests can be scheduled by employers or individuals; just choose the location to get a drug test for nalbuphine and complete the registration. Then you (or whomever you specify) will receive a barcode, which should be presented at the facility when the person arrives for the nalbuphine drug test. Test results are fast, accurate, and reported securely in our online portal.

About Nalbuphine

What Is Nalbuphine?

Nalbuphine is a type of medication used for pain relief, and belongs to the class of opioid agonist-antagonists. This drug is available only by injection in the U.S. It is rarely prescribed, and is not widely available on the streets. However, there is some anecdotal evidence that it may sometimes be abused by bodybuilders or medical professionals with access to the drug. Nalbuphine is not currently a controlled substances under the DEA’s (Drug Enforcement Administration) Controlled Substances Act.

Other Nalbuphine Names:

Nubain was a known brand name for nalbuphine, but it has been discontinued in the U.S. market. However, nalbuphine may be available as a generic option.

Intended Use and Effects:

Nalbuphine is intended for the relief of pain, or to be used in combination with other drugs for surgery. It may also be used for pain associated with labor or other conditions involving pain.

Side Effects of Nalbuphine

Side effects may accompany the use of nalbuphine. Some of these may include:

Feeling tired
Changes in appetite
Dryness of mouth

More serious side effects can also occur, especially when too much nalbuphine is used. Some more severe side effects may include changes in heart rate, inability to become conscious, extreme tiredness, changes in breathing, and clammy skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does nalbuphine stay in your system?

How long nalbuphine stays in your system is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

Frequency of use
Amount used
User’s metabolism
User’s age
Does nalbuphine show up on a drug test?

Yes, nalbuphine can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. You must select a test that specifically includes nalbuphine as part of the panel of drugs being tested.

Why drug test for nalbuphine?

Nalbuphine is not a commonly prescribed drug, and is usually administered by a healthcare professional. A nalbuphine drug test can determine if an individual is misusing or abusing this drug.

Nalbuphine Drug Testing Options

Health Street offers the following nalbuphine urine drug screens. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.

EtG Alcohol + 20 panel$399
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20 Panel + Rohypnol, SOMA, & Nicotine$475
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