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Kadian

Kadian



USES: This medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

 
3.6 out of 5
Avg Consumer Rating 3.6 out of 5
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Kadian

Uses
This medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
Notes
  • To prevent constipation increase your intake of fiber, drink plenty of water and exercise.
  • Stool softeners may be helpful.
  • Do not allow anyone else to take your medication: it is against the law.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


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How To Use
  • To prevent upset stomach, take with food or milk.
  • Swallow capsules whole.
  • Do not chew or crush them.
  • Pain medications work best in preventing pain before it occurs.
  • Once the pain becomes intense, the medication is not as effective in relieving it.
  • Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming.
  • Also, if used for an extended period, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval.
  • Over time, this drug may not work as well.
  • Consult your doctor if this medication is not relieving the pain sufficiently.

Side Effects
  • May cause constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, stomach upset, nausea, and flushing the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these symptoms persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop irregular heartbeat, anxiety or tremors.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history especially of kidney or liver disease, breathing problems, history of alcohol and/or drug use, colitis or other intestinal/stomach problems, severe diarrhea, head injury, heart problems and of any drug allergies.
  • Use caution when engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving.
  • Limit alcohol intake because it may add to the dizziness/drowsiness effects of this medication.
  • This medication should be used during pregnancy only when clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • This medication is excreted into breast milk.
  • Though to date, no problems have been noted in nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all drugs you are taking both prescription and nonprescription, especially any containing alcohol; or tranquilizers, antidepressants, buprenorphine, seizure medications, naltrexone, zidovudine, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) or cimetidine.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Kadian
Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 33
Location: Palmdale, CA
Time Taken: 180 days

Reason: Chronic pain in both knees Date: 18 June 2011
Side Effects
Sometime I feel nauseous, but for the most part I get little if not 0 side affects from this drug, it has made it so I can be pretty close to completely functional

Additional Thoughts
When missing a dose however waking up in the morning is very rough, I feel serious withdrawal symptoms if I miss my night dosage.

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