Kadian Drug Interactions

Kadian Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Kadian is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
You should avoid alcohol while taking Kadian. Alcohol increases the risk of serious side effects, such as extreme drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing.
 
Alvimopan
Kadian may increase the risk of serious alvimopan side effects. You should not take alvimopan if you have taken Kadian in the past seven days.
 
Antidepressant Medications
Combining an antidepressant with Kadian could increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking Kadian with an antidepressant, as you may need to be monitored more closely and the dose of your medications may need to be adjusted.
 
Antihistamines
Many antihistamines cause significant drowsiness and can cause serious problems when used in combination with other medications that cause drowsiness, such as Kadian. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Kadian with an antihistamine, including non-prescription antihistamines.
 
Antipsychotic Medications
Combining an antipsychotic medication with Kadian can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking Kadian with an antipsychotic medication.
 
Barbiturates
Combining a barbiturate with Kadian can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking Kadian with a barbiturate.
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