Kadian Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects
Like other opioids, Kadian has a high risk of substance misuse. The strength of this medication has made it a popular street drug, often sought after by people struggling with substance use disorder.
Kadian is not used often due to the high risk of addiction. When taking Kadian, it’s recommended that the patient take the narcotic exactly as prescribed to reduce the chances of substance misuse.
Some of the side effects that might occur from Kadian are
- Dry mouth
Less common but more serious side effects of Kadian include
- Severe sweating
- Stomach pains
- Muscle twitches
- Slowed heart rate
- Slowed breathing
- Blurred vision
- Burning or numbness of the skin (allergic reaction)
Speak with a doctor before taking Kadian if any serious side effects occur.
Someone who misuses Kadian and develops an addiction will likely begin showing less and less interest in other things (e.g., one may begin to neglect a favorite hobby or a friendship). Kadian addiction is dangerous and all-consuming. People will experience strong cravings that could make them angry and unpleasant to be around if they’re not taking Kadian. This can lead to illicitly obtaining Kadian, possibly causing problems with the law.
Kadian misuse can alter how the brain naturally secretes chemicals. Kadian blocks the transmission of pain signals, increasing the threshold for pain tolerance. Long-term use will reduce the brain’s ability to secrete pain-blocking chemicals without the assistance of opioids, often leading to severe withdrawal symptoms.
Opioids like Kadian are difficult to recover from without medical assistance. The odds of recurring use are high, as Kadian produces strong cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
If you or your loved one is experiencing uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, contact The Recovery Village. We have medications available to lessen the severity of your symptoms so you can focus on long-term recovery without interruptions. Our team is here to make your recovery comfortable and safe. Call our 24/7 helpline at 352-771-2700 to learn more.
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