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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Morphine sulfate allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Morphine sulfate allergy?

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

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

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

Im 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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today , was it due to any of my medicine ?

I had allergy today , was it due to any of my medicine ?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

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What medicine to take for seasonal allergies?

Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more

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Kadian (Definition)

Kadian is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more