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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 more
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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