Generic Kadian

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Lu Lu Says:

I went to a new Pharmacy today to get my monthly Kadian 50mg filled. They said they had the generic and would I like that (Morphine SULFATE ER 50mg). I said sure, but when I looked at the pills, they were exactly the same color, shape, and markings as the name brand Kadian. Does anybody know what the new generic is actually suppose to look like? Why would a drug company make a generic to look exactly like the name brand? How would the Pharmacists tell them apart?

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Verwon Says:

What are the markings on the tablets?

It is possible that you've been receiving a generic all along, but I can't provide you with any information, without knowing the markings on the tablets.

If you can post back with this information, I'll gladly check for you.

Learn more Morphine information here.

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Lu Lu Says:

I don't think I've been taking a generic all along because the generic just came out about a year ago, and I've been taking this for almost 4 years now. However......the pills are blue (deep purplish blue), with the word KADIAN wrapping around the top of the capsule, and 50 MG wrapping around the bottom of the capsule. Hope you can help me with what the comparison is with the brand name versus generic.

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miss karen Says:

Actually, the generic has been out for six years, but it sure sounds like you have the brand. The cost is the big difference, also, generics are blue and white capsules. They cost $$450.00 cash, without insurance, brandname is much more expensive, without insurance. I would look at the cost factor...

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miss karen Says:

Sorry...generic kadian has been available since late November, 2011.

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Patti Says:

If it is purple and has the word KADIAN on the pill, it is Kadian! The generic Kadian will be a different color and have different colors. There is a lot of confusion about Kadian . If you are taking morphine, you most likely are taking a generic form of morphine. But Kadian is the Brand. There are many New generics out there and many people have problems and some don't. Instead of worrying about generic versus brand, we should be working on finding what works for YOU. Whatever it us. Everyone is different.

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Mike Says:
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That's not correct. I have taken the brand for 2 years, and had to switch to generic for today for cost. Anyway, after I got home, I had to call the pharmacy because the pill in my bottle was identical to brand. Pharmacist confirmed that it was generic, that the same capsule is used.

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Dmicael Says:
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Same with me. Today I recieved generc Kadian and I got name brand. Some companies would rather sell name brand to the generic companies at low rate so the medication does not need testing and the brand name keeps all the business

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Theresa Says:

The color for Kadian depends on the strength of the pill. I take 50 mg and the pill is dark blue. If you are taking the generic it shouldn't say Kadian on the pill.

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Hector C Says:

DMichael is correct. Kadian prefers to keep all the money and instead of allowing other companies to produce and sell generic Kadian, they sell their true name brand as a generic. They get to keep all the money. But the rumor is out that they are going to discontinue kadian. This way the illicit drug business gets a bump and that product continues to be KING. Why would the government or the drug companies want Kadian off the market?

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