Kadian Addiction and Abuse
Kadian was manufactured as an extended-release version of morphine. The goal was to produce something that worked just as well as morphine but lasted much longer since morphine’s effects quickly fade. This makes Kadian a highly sought-after substance for people who are struggling with addiction and want something stronger to counteract their tolerance.
Even though Kadian is rarely prescribed, it’s become widely distributed illicitly and is commonly misused by people with or without a prescription.
Kadian is taken as an oral tablet, and the dosage is usually 100 mg once a day. The opioid is meant to relieve pain for up to 24 hours. If someone who has no tolerance or experience with opioids takes Kadian, the single dose could cause a severe overdose.
Some expected side effects of Kadian are constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, headaches, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting.
Since Kadian is prescribed to patients who are experienced with narcotics, someone struggling with addiction may seek the opioid since its potency surpasses other lower-dose narcotics. One dose of Kadian will produce stronger effects than several doses of a weaker narcotic.
People who become addicted to Kadian might start mixing it with other opioids or alcohol to produce a stronger effect. They may also display a lack of interest in other aspects of life, and they might ignore work or even sleep to obtain and take Kadian.
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