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I did a kardia phone app ecg. I do them all the time. This time my heart was racing out of the blue. Kardiasaid its sinus tachycardia. I'm so worried.?

I did a kardia phone app ecg. I do them all the time. This time my heart was racing out of the blue. Kardiasaid its sinus tachycardia. I'm so worried.?

Self inflicted wound: If you don't know what you are looking why buy a program and cost headache and cost to yourself and your insurance co. By the way sinus tachycardia is normal. Please get advise from your family doc when you do these kind of practices. Little knowledge is not good ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: kariva?

Please describe the medication: kariva?

Birth control: A combination of two hormones used to prevent conception. Sold under a dozen names. You really should be monitored by a competent specialist if you take oral contaceptive medications as the side effects can be dramatic. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: kariva?

What is the definition or description of: kariva?

A birth control pill: Kariva is a birth control pill. It is a combination of ethinyl Estradiol & desogestrel. It's considered a low dose pill with regards to estradiol. The Progesterone desogestrel is a "3rd generation" progesterone. There may be a slightly higher risk of blood clots with 3rd generation Progesterone contraceptives. But overall blood clot risk is still much lower than those seen with pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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Can the drug kadian (morphine) hurt me?

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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Can you still get pregnant while on Kariva blue pills portion?

Can you still get pregnant while on Kariva blue pills portion?

Confusing question: Are you asking can you get pregnant while taking the hormone free week of a birth control pill? Birth control pills are very effective when taken correctly. If you have been taking them correctly all month then failure rates are very low. You are still protected during the hormone free week. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is my stuttering problem caused by karma?

Docs can you explain, is my stuttering problem caused by karma?

No: Stuttering is caused by inheritance, constitutional and environmental factors. No karma involved. ...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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I'm 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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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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Is kadian (morphine) going to have bad side effects?

It depends: Kadian is morphine in a long-acting formulation. Side effects of morphine include constipation, itching, urinary retention, sedation, reparatory depression, and depression. The side effects are dose related. Always try to take the lowest possible dose that provides adequate analgesia. Don't expect too much-the best analgesic can reduce pain only by about 50%. ...Read more

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I'm taking kadian (morphine) its not working what other long acting meds should I try?

I'm taking kadian (morphine) its not working what other long acting meds should I try?

Adjust: Kadian (morphine) is a strong opiate with a good delivery system. If you are not having any side effects from the medication an are tolerating it well, with the approval of your doctor I would titrate the dosage higher. ...Read more

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I have been on kadian (morphine) 60mg 1/12hrs and hydromorphon 8mg 1/3-4 hrs not to exceed 7 in a day for about 9 years. I am tolerant, and wonder about going to16mg on the hydromorphon? Thoughts?

Not able: To comment. Do not know what you are being treated for and what has been tried to even reduce your meds much less go up. Less is always better so you and your docs have to have that serious conversation. An outsider can't really help especially with no info. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between kadian (morphine) and vicodin?

Is there a difference between kadian (morphine) and vicodin?

Kadian (morphine) Vicodin: Yes-kadian is a once or q12hrs -long acting morphine. Vicodin is a short acting hydrocodone with acetaminophen. Both are used very differently. The former is for long term use and the latter for short duration use. ...Read more

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Does kadian (morphine) have an opiate blocker in a 80mg capsule?

Does kadian (morphine) have an opiate blocker in a 80mg capsule?

There is an 80mg cap: The package information sheet for Kadian extended release morphine capsules says it comes in 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 130, 150, and 200 mg. ...Read more

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I'm on the 3rd month of Kariva into the second week of the back and I have been spotting for 5 days and today I've been having cramps all day.

I'm on the 3rd month of Kariva into the second week of the back and I have been spotting for 5 days and today I've been having cramps all day.

Break thru bleeding: Having spotting and now cramping in the 3rd pack of birth control pills sounds like break through bleeding. This can just occur out of the blue, but is more likely to occur it a bcp was taken late or missed. Cramping often means a period is coming. Check with your doc if this doesn't resolve on it's own. ...Read more

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How strong is kadian (morphine) compared with norco?

How strong is kadian (morphine) compared with norco?

Potency: Kadian is extended release morphine dosed every 12 hours. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is immediate release hydrocodone. On a mg to mg basis it takes 1.5 mg of morphine to be as analgesic as 1.0 mg if hydrocodone. ...Read more

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How does kadian (morphine) 50mg compare with norco 325mg?

A lot more: Kadian (extended release morphine) has the same pain reducing potency (mg for mg) as hydrocodone, which is in norco. The 325 in Norco 325 refers to the tylenol (acetaminophen) dose. Usually there is another number (5 or 10) preceding it (eg. Norco 5/325) which indicates the hydrocodone dose. So Kadian 50 is like 10 Norco 5/325s. Beware: taking greater than 3000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) per day can cause severe liver damage. ...Read more

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What is the difference between MS contin and kadian (morphine)?

What is the difference between MS contin and kadian (morphine)?

Duration of Action: Kadian seems to reliably work for 12 to 24 hours for "tolerant" patients. Ms conting lasts only 6 to 8 hours and is seldom dispensed by pharmacies due to the multiple companies making a generic version. The generics have even more variabilty in their duration. Kadian uses a delivery mechanism that is more reliable over a longer period. They both contain morphine as the active drug. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Kadian (morphine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Kadian (morphine) allergy?

Morphine Allergy: Kadian is an extended-release form of morphine. Serious allergic reactions are not common. Sxs of an anaphylactic rxn could include: hives; difficulty breathing &/or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. ...Read more

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Is year old prescription of kadian (morphine) going to have bad side effects and will it hurt me?

Hmmmmm: If you have a-year-old prescription for Kadian (morphine) and you are asking this question, I'm concerned that your pain management needs are not being adequately monitored. You need to get in touch with the physician that wrote that prescription, before you make a mistake. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my pharmacy didn't 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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My pharmacy didn't carry kadian 10 mg ER so they gave me morphine sul ER 15 mg. Are these interchangeable? What's the difference?

Pretty much: They are both long acting morphine preparations kadian is a twice a day drug whereas MSER may need to be taken 3x/d to get the same result. ...Read more

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