Kadian

Active Ingredient(s): Morphine
FDA Approved: * July 3, 1996
Pharm Company: * ALPHARMA US PHARMS
Category: Pain Relief

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Kadian Overview

Morphine is a pain medication of the opiate family that is found naturally in a dark brown, resinous form, from the poppy plant (Papaver somniferum). It can be taken orally, sublingually, via inhalation, the trans-dermal route, inter-anally as well as via injection (both subcutaneously as well as more commonly intravenously.[7][9] It acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to induce analgesia and alter perception and emotional response to pain. Physic...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphine

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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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Kadian Information

Is there anyone else out there taking Kadian. There seems to be very little info about it on the web. I was interested in the side effects and why it is not prescribed more often. ## KADIAN,HAS BEEN A WONDER DRUG FOR ME SINCE EVER DOCTOR SAYS ITS TOO RISKY FOR SURGERY,BUT ITS HARD TO GET DOCTORS TO PRESCIBE THIS MED HERE IN EAST,TN.I LOST MY DOCTOR,DUE TO TENN CARE PLANS CHANGES,THEY JUST TURN YOU AWAY WITH NO MEDS,SO WITHDRAWS,WAS VERY BAD THEY SHOULD BE A LAW TO STOP THE DOC,S FROM STOPING YOUR MEDS WITHOUT TAPPERING YOU OFF OR GIVEING YOU SOMETHING TO COME OFF OF THESE DIFFERENT TYPES OF OPEITS,MEDS.COULD THAT LAW HAPPEN,ITS NOT RIGHT TO STOP YOUR MEDS,AND LEAVE YOU IN MORE [email protected] MISSERY FROM WITHDRAWS,WITHOUT THIS TYPE OF MEDS I AM USLESS,AND I AM ON DISABILITY,AT AGE 40,THAT ITS SE...

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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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Morphine
  • Capsule: 15mg, 30mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 100mg, 10mg, 120mg, 130mg, 150mg, 200mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 45mg, 50mg, 60mg, 70mg, 75mg, 80mg, 90mg
  • Injectable, Liposomal: 10mg/ml, 15mg/1.5ml, 20mg/2ml
  • Injection: 0.2mg/ml, 0.5mg/ml, 10mg, 10mg/ml, 15mg/ml, 1mg/ml, 1mg/ml + 5%, 25mg/ml, 2mg/ml, 4mg/ml, 50mg, 50mg/ml, 5mg/ml, 8mg/ml
  • Injection, Liposomal: 10mg/ml, 10mg/ml (10mg/ml), 15mg/1.5ml (10mg/ml), 15mg/1.5ml(10mg/ml), 20mg/2ml (10mg/ml), 20mg/2ml(10mg/ml)
  • Liquid: 10mg/5ml, 20mg/ml
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 10mg/5ml, 20mg/5ml, 20mg/ml
  • Suppository: 10mg, 20mg, 30mg, 5mg
  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 30mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 15mg, 200mg, 30mg, 60mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Kadian: (55 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0023-6011 Kadian 10 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6012 Kadian 20 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6013 Kadian 30 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6014 Kadian 40 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6015 Kadian 50 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6016 Kadian 60 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6017 Kadian 80 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6018 Kadian 100 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6019 Kadian 200 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 16590-598 Kadian 60 mg Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-606 Kadian 50 mg Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-660 Kadian 30 mg Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-697 Kadian 20 mg Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-740 Kadian 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-778 Kadian 80 mg Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-885 Kadian 200 mg Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 35356-047 Kadian 10 mg Extended Release Capsule by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-048 Kadian 20 mg Extended Release Capsule by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-049 Kadian 30 mg Extended Release Capsule by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-050 Kadian 50 mg Extended Release Capsule by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
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