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Is kadian (morphine) going to have bad side effects?
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
In brief: 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%.

In brief: 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%.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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