Kadian Warnings and Precautions
To help ensure safe treatment with Kadian, warnings and precautions for the narcotic should be reviewed with your healthcare provider beforehand. It is important to know that Kadian may cause problems such as slow and irregular breathing, low blood pressure, or constipation in some people. You should not take Kadian if you have severe asthma, a bowel obstruction, or hypercarbia.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Kadian® (morphine sulfate ER) if you have:
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- Gallbladder or pancreas disease
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A head injury or high intracranial pressure
- Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
- Addison's disease
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH)
- Lung disease of any sort
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.