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Medicine For Kadian Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Dear 33-year-old: I keep seeing these questions from you. The definition of a morphine allergy is that you're allergic to morphine. In allergic response is a specific cascade of events that occurs when you've been sensitized to a certain chemical or protein. You can apply this answer to every other question you've asked about the definition of a blank allergy ...Read more
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
Kadian (morphine): Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
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?
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