Kadian How Long Does It Stay in Your System?
- 1. How Long Does Kadian Stay in Your System?
- 2. Kadian Prescription Facts
- 3. Kadian Regulations
- 4. Most Commonly Abused Drugs Containing Kadian
- 5. How Kadian Affects the Brain and Body
- 6. Half-Life of Kadian
- 7. Factors That Influence How Long Kadian Stays in Your System
- 8. How Long Does Kadian Stay in Your Urine, Hair, and Blood?
Inform your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects from Kadian, and avoid any medications, drugs, or substances it interacts with, including alcohol. Again, if you’re unsure about the safety of taking other medications or drinking alcohol after taking your prescribed Kadian, talk to your doctor.
Kadian works by interacting with various opioid receptors throughout the body and changing the way your body feels and responds to pain.
Kadian, in strengths of 100 mgs and above, is to be used only by patients who are already taking many opioids for pain. Giving that dosage level to someone who is not already on large doses of opioids can lead to severe respiratory depression and death.
It’s essential you take Kadian exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change the dosage yourself.
As with most prescription medications, Kadian can have side effects. Some common side effects can include nausea, vomiting, constipation, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness.
Serious side effects can also occur, including
- Mental status or mood changes
- Severe abdominal pain
- Difficulty urinating
- Loss of appetite
- Unusual tiredness
- Weight loss
- Slow or shallow breathing
- Severe drowsiness or difficulty waking up
If you experience any side effects from Kadian, no matter how small they seem, contact your doctor. You and your doctor can then decide if Kadian is the right medication to treat your pain.
If you decide Kadian is not right for you, do not abruptly stop taking Kadian, as doing so may cause severe withdrawal symptoms. Instead, consult your doctor to discuss how best to wean off of this prescription.
Your doctor can help you figure out the approximate time frame Kadian will stay in your system, based on your factors. As always, take care to inform your doctor of your complete medical history.
If you feel you or a loved one is misusing Kadian, don’t wait to get help. Contact us online or reach us 24/7 via our confidential helpline at 352-771-2700 to learn more about the road to recovery. We can help you overcome your addiction today.
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