The dose of Kadian that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The type and dose of other painkillers you have taken
- The type and severity of your pain
- How you respond to Kadian
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is the case with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Kadian Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, Kadian can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Kadian include, but are not limited to:
(Click Kadian Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Kadian can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Kadian Drug Interactions).