Kadian Medication Information
Kadian® (morphine sulfate ER) is a type of narcotic that is used around the clock for treating chronic pain. It contains tiny extended-release pellets that release morphine slowly and evenly throughout the day. Constipation, drowsiness, and nausea are some of the most commonly reported side effects.
The drug comes in many strengths, and most people take it once or twice a day. The dosage your healthcare provider prescribes will depend on many factors, such as:
- The type and severity of your pain
- The type and dose of other painkillers you have taken
- How you respond to Kadian.
Kadian is not right for everyone. Safety information on this medication should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment. This includes knowing what products could interact with it and being aware of the drug's potential for abuse.
(Click Kadian to read more about this medication, including information on other possible side effects, what to do in cases of overdose, and whether it is available in generic form.)