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Kadian ER 200mg tampered with from drug company

I received my prescribed kadian in the factory sealed bottle. It did not appear to have been tampered with. However,I noticed several times I got no relief from my medication after taking it but did not think much of it until I noticed one night as I went to take my kadian it did not sound right, kadian had small round bead type substance inside a capsule and when shaken they make a defiant sound. My capsule made no sound so my mother and I checked the entire bottle and found two more made no sound, we opened each of them one capsule was completely empty, and the other two contained a sugar like substance and cotton like material.has anyone else had kadian or medication from Actavis that was tampered with. ## The capsules are supposed to contain little pellets, as you described. Have yo...

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looking for a pharmacy to fill my kadian 100mg capsule brand specific

The pharmacy I have used for years claims their wholesaler discontinued it. The drug is available but don't know where to fill it in my area. I am in Lake County, Florida. Generics do not work for me and I need brand specific which my insurance does cover. Thanks for any pharmacy names where I can fill this script. ## What do you do when the pharmacy wholesaler refuses to purchase your drugs. ## Hello, Rebel! How are you? I'm sorry, but there's really nothing you can do, they are not obligated to order and stock any medication. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Have you tried other pharmacies in your area? Can anyone suggest one that has it i...

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kadian 100 mg

hello i have chronic back pain ive been on a bunch of pills and nothing seems to be working as of now im taking 4 percocets a day and this new thing called kadian 100 mg sustained release just asking what it compares to cuz i was just on hydro morph cotin 24 ml twice a day with 4 percocets just asking if this 100 mg kadian is just like a hydro cotin if it is like a hydro cotin what mg would my kadian 100 mg compare ## This is an old post, but kadian 100 is morphine - sustained release for 12 hrs- and is a very high dose. Hydromorphone is a stronger drug. You must have tolerance to high opioid doses to take Kadian 100 (or overdose is likely). I took it for years, but have gradually tapered down to 30 mg twice daily. It took about 2 yrs to taper that much.

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problems with generic 30 kadian

I have been taking kadian for several years. My current dosage is a10 and a 30 1 X per day at bedtime. It has worked perfect. No problems at all. For the past couple days I gave been unable to sleep, itching, diarrhea, headache and increased pain and my mood is out of control with crying. I did like others and was thinking maybe someone had messed with my meds. Then, last night after looking at my pills closely, I noticed that I received the generic kadian 30 at my last refill. This medicine is not working the at all. It is the beginning of a four day holiday and I am scared to feel what I am going to be going through until Monday. I would consider the ER but anyone that takes this medicine know they wouldn't believe me. They would think I am pill shopping. Someone give me a suggest...

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ingredients of kadian

Do the kadian 40 mg capsules contain iodine in them? ## Not according to current listed reports. Are you allergic to it, or deficient in it? The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation.

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50mg Kadain vs 24mg Hydromorph Contin

I have been taking 24mg Hydromorph Contin for 3 years now 2 x day This does not work anymore. I was prescribed 50mg Kadian every 24hrs. They take the edge off better but after 18 hrs the pain is worse than when the Hydromorphone started to wear off. Can I take a higher dose or what would be better? ## Only your medical professional can help you decide what is safe for you. The NIH warns that these medications carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. How often were you told to take it? What other medications have you tried? Have you discussed this issue with your doctor?

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New Kadian Prescription

My PM Dr just added Kadian 20mg 1x daily to my current meds. I suffer with insomnia already & don't want to make it worse by taking this at the wrong time of day nor do I want to be drowsy all day. Can anyone share their experience with this medicine & what time of day to take it for best results & least side effects? Thanks in advance ## This is an extended release formulation of Morphine, drowsiness, can be a common side effect of it, according to FDA reports, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Have you started taking it, yet? How intense such side effects are can vary from person to person. What other medications do you take? That can also play a role.

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is generic Kadian available now?

Has the generic Kadian been approved and is it now available?identifyvea ## Kadian is a time released Morphine tablet, also frequently prescribed as MS Contin, it is usually taken once or twice daily, depending on pain control. That said, yes, the generic for this, a time released Morphine has been available for quite awhile. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and dry mouth. Read more: Do you have any other questions? ## FALSE. There is no generic Kadian at this time. I've been waiting on it to come out for more than a year. ## Does anyone know if a generic Kadian is available yet? The patent expired in April 2010. Please let me know if you have any positive info! ## No. Hopefully never. We need our jobs ## I applied for the patient assistant program 20 d...

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Kadian 80mg hard to find

My husband has been on Kadian 80 mg for over a year. Now all of a sudden the Pharmacy's are saying that they don't carry it and ordering will take two weeks.....does anyone know why Pahrmacys give you such a hard time. Actually had one, look at the current doctor's written script and say we have to call the doctor first, Oh you don't live in 4 surrounding towns (actually live 15 minutes away) we won't fill perscriptions that far away. This si so frustrating!!!!Don't doctor's have any idea where their prescriptions can be filled? ## There are actually 2 different issues that have been causing problems like this all over the U.S. The first is due to changing regulations, it's causing the pharmacies to not be able to order as much and keep it in stock as the...

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Generic Kadian

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? ## 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. ## I don'...

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Help with pain management

I've been suffering from chronic pain issues since 2006. I recently started going to a new clinic since January of this year. I have fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, neck issue's, spine problems that start from my neck down my upper middle and lower spine, nerve damage in my left arm that starts from my neck down my upper arm and in the hands & fingers. The pain is horrible and never goes away, this includes my entire body, along with insomnia, depression, anxiety, RA, arthritis, carpal tunnel and from time to time it causes shooting pain in my legs. Also for my anxiety I get 90 clonazep g and methacarbamol for back spasms. So far this regime seems to help but 6 dilaudid a day along with 1 30mg oxycontin and 1 kadian are barely getting me through the month. I ...

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Kadian Tramadol Why Doesn T These Medications Stay In My System To Pass The Urine Test For Long Term Use

I've recently failed the urine test for long lasting medacations.I take 40 mg's of KKADIAN,20mg's 2 times a day.I also take TRAMADOL 50mg's 2 times a day,as well as AMRIX ER 30 mg's one time per day.This is a workers comp case,and the urine test say's that I don't take the medication as directed.I take these medications as directed,and 2 urine tests came back with a negitive reading,for the long lasting meds in the system,I can be charged with fraud for negitive results.So if I take the medication as directed why are the numbers so low ??? 2 times this has happened !!! why are the long lasting result nombers so low when I follow directions. the numbers are in the 200 range when they should be in the 1200 range?? This is one time that results for having drugs ...

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Weaning off Kadian

My work comp insurance company has determined I no longer need any of my Meds. I have been taking Kafian 30 and Kadian 10 for over 8 years. At the same time they are weaning me off Trazadone 200, Sertralene 200, oxy for breakthrough and my lido seem patches. What is the safest way to do this? I still need my pain mess. I am scared to death. ## Hello, Patti! How are you? I'm very sorry about what you're going through. The best thing to do would be to consult your doctor for assistance. They'll be able to help you set up a proper tapering schedule or they may be able to prescribe something to help prevent the withdrawal symptoms. The FDA classifies Kadian as a This narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizzi...

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will a kadian 20mg capsule show up the same as a morphine sulf 15mg in a pain clinic urine test

I was perscibed 15mg morphine sulf er tab and ran out, but had a friend who had 20mg kadian that let me borrow a couple to make it to the dr, and when I get there i got a surprise urine test. Just want to know if they will show up the same in the urine test.. ## Does kadian show up on a urine test as morphine sulfate ## Kadian is time released morphine sulphate

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Kadian 20 mg er verses morphine 20 mg er

I have recieved both and the capsules were identicle, why? ## Hello, Karla! How are you? Chances are that you've received the generic both times, it's very common for pharmacies to dispense the generic, rather than the name brand. What are the markings on the capsules? The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation.

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Where In Marietta Can I Find The Drug Kadian 70 Mgs

my pain Dr. prescribed the pain medication, kadian, 70 mg. where can i find this drug? ## Hi Kay, Since your doctor prescribed Kadian to you, then your best bet would be to go to your local pharmacy or call all of the pharmacies in your area to see who carries it. If you can't get your prescriptions filled locally, you could try an online pharmacy that can ship you your meds. I personally haven't used this method for getting a prescription, but I know there are a handful of sites out there that are safe and legal to order from amongst the swarm of bad ones: Legitimate online pharmacies that carry the VIPPS seal are listed at: nabp.net/programs/accreditation/vipps/find-a-vipps-online-pharmacy FDA: Buying Medicines and Medical Products Online Quick Tips for Buying Online: * Make s...

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False Positive For Drug Screen at PM Doc

I have been a PM patient for 5 years, been with same Doc now for 3 years. I'm prescribed Kadian 50MG 2x daily for spinal stenosis. This clinic does random testing and I have been tested numerous times, never failed one. Never failed a drug screen in my life actually. Yesterday a very routine visit and routine test (according to Doc) revealed Oxycodone. I have taken oxycodone before, last time being about 3 years ago. I know 1000 percent I couldn't have failed the test but was stunned. To my Doc's credit, he didn't flip out, he assured me false positives happen about 10% of the time and said it was no big deal. He did say he would send it off for lab testing (some gas test or something). There was only 1 other patient there at the time so I'm hoping nothing was switch...

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kadian morphine

For my chronic pain, kadian lyrica and diazapham, work great. I function and I am slowly getting my life and happiness back. I can't take hydro morph or oxy as I get very ill from them, finding the right DR makes the biggest difference. ## I am in the Saskatchewan area, I'm now finding that, it's not working like the first few days, Dr increased to 3 a day, I get very ill with alot of the other pain medications so myooptions are limited, if any one could help me I'd be greatful The ## Melanie, I have a very close friend that went from Opana to Kadian. He had a adjustment period where the dosage was lowered and raised to find the amount that works on a continuous basis for him. Most of that change was during the first month, then he hit the right dosage and has leveled ou...

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Cannot find Kadian 10mg - doc is out of town

I've been working to reduce my reliance on pain medications with my doctor's help. I've been able to come down from 200mg morphine sulfate to 15mg MS Contin. The doctor said he was happy where I was but I wanted to try and go further. He wrote a script for 10mg Kadian since a lesser dose of MS Contin wasn't available. Unfortunately, my doc's son died suddenly and he's away. I cannot find a pharmacy that is able to fill this prescription. I live in a metro area. He had said if I had trouble filling it thinking my insurance might not cover it to call him and he'd write the script for my old dosage of MS Contin. He's not available and will be out approx. 2 months. He came in to write this month's scripts for his patients but his staff neglected to mentio...

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