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.

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

Depends. What dose of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) are you taking? There is usually another number in front of the 325mg. Kadian is a long acting morphine which at that dose is very powerful. 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...