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Dr. Norman Cohen
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Kadian (Overview)

Kadian is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a kind of pain medication.


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What is kadian (morphine) used for?

What is kadian (morphine) used for?

Kadian (morphine): This is morphine n a long acting form. It is used to moderate to severe long duration pain - you are expected to be on this medication for a long period of time. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Cohen
53 doctors shared insights

Kadian (Overview)

Kadian is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a kind of pain medication.


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Im taking kadian (morphine) its not working what other meds can I try?

Discuss with Doc: This is a question for your pain management specialist if you are using one. If you are under the care of your primary care physician then a consult to a specialist is recommended. There are several other opioids that may be beneficial as well as other non-opioids that could work together with the Kadian (morphine) to make it more effective. ...Read more

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I have to replace my pain management doctor. He feels there is no longer anything he can do to help me with my pain.I am on kadi I am on kadian (time release morphone) and have been on it for years. The dose he has me at stopped being helpful several mont

I have to replace my pain management doctor. He feels there is no longer anything he can do to help me with my pain.I am on kadi I am on kadian (time release morphone) and have been on it for years. The dose he has me at stopped being helpful several mont

At : At this point, you need to move forward to ensure continuity of your care. As one of the prior answers noted, if you start experiencing symptoms of withdrawal, you should go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center for treatment. If you are not safe to drive during such symptoms, you should call 911. At this time, the next step would be to get an appointment with another pain management physician for transition of your care. There may be other medication options possible, if you have demonstrated compliance with your medications to date and do not have any history of medication addiction. There may also be interventional options that may be applicable, depending on your history, exam and diagnosis by such provider. Some suggestions for finding a new physician: 1) contact your prior physician and inquire about names of other pain management physicians in the area that s/he would recommend 2) contact your insurance company for names of other pain management physicians in your insurance plan 3) contact your county health dept for recommendations of pain management physicians in the area 4) contact one of the area's major medical centers (i.e. Hospital) or go to the facility's website to find out if they have pain management providers on board you will need to contact the new provider to schedule your appointment. It would be in your best interest to obtain copies of your medical records from your prior practice to bring with you to your new office visit, so that the new physician has a thorough history of your treatments to date. In addition, for most pain physicians, s/he will not prescribe new medications without evidence from the prior treating physician of your compliance with treatments and also copies of prescriptions to confirm your prior medication dosing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the drug kadian (morphine) to work well?

Kadian (morphine) howlong takes: Kadian (morphine) is a a long acting morphin and it should start working within few hours on the appropriate dose.It can be given every 12 hours in divided dose, or it can be given as one dose every 24 hours.It comes in various strength, 20, 30, 50, 60, 80 and 100 mgm. ...Read more

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What are the side effects to kadian (morphine)?

What are the side effects to kadian (morphine)?

Side effects of kadi: Drowsiness, sedation, euphorea, respiratory depression, constipation, nausea&vomiting, dry mouth, dyspepsia, esophageal reflux, increased biliary pressure and intestinal obstruction, constriction of the common bile duct and spasm of sphinter of oddi, making biliary colic worse.It can also cause uncoordinated duodenal contraction and decrease gastri emptying.Insomnia withdrawl symptoms when abruptly stopped. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my pharmacy didnt carry kadian 10 mg ER so they gave me morphine sul ER 15 mg. is there much difference ?

Verify: that your doctor OK'ed the substitution. That is a 50% higher dose of Morphine. There should have been a modification of the directions, also if that substitution was done. Pharmacists don't have the authority to change a RX that much without permission from the Dr. ...Read more

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What is kadian (morphine) used for?

Kadian (morphine): This is morphine n a long acting form. It is used to moderate to severe long duration pain - you are expected to be on this medication for a long period of time. ...Read more

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Can the drug kadian (morphine) hurt me?

Kadian (morphine) ABUSE: Yes it can if you abuse the drug, take it without doctors prescription, of the street, take more than the prescribed dose, you can overdose on it . It can cause severe side effects if you overdose, including coma and respiratory arrest it can cause opiate addiction and it can hurt you if you take it from the street kadian is a controlled drug has to be taken under medical supervision and by presciptio. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the drug kadian (morphine) to work well?

Kadian (morphine) howlong takes: Kadian (morphine) is a a long acting morphin and it should start working within few hours on the appropriate dose.It can be given every 12 hours in divided dose, or it can be given as one dose every 24 hours.It comes in various strength, 20, 30, 50, 60, 80 and 100 mgm. ...Read more

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Im taking kadian (morphine) its not working what other meds can I try?

Discuss with Doc: This is a question for your pain management specialist if you are using one. If you are under the care of your primary care physician then a consult to a specialist is recommended. There are several other opioids that may be beneficial as well as other non-opioids that could work together with the Kadian (morphine) to make it more effective. ...Read more