Kadian Withdrawal and Detox
As when starting any new medication, using Kadian may come with side effects. More common side effects from Kadian, which do not require medical attention, include drowsiness, constipation, nausea, dizziness, and anxiety. If you notice these common side effects, do not worry. They should all subside as the body adjusts to the medication. If they persist or worsen over time, let your doctor know.
The following are less common side effects that have been associated with Kadian: headaches, chills, flu syndrome, back pain, malaise, tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, hypotension, hypertension, pallor, facial flushing, palpitations, bradycardia syncope, confusion, anxiety, abnormal thinking, abnormal dreams, lethargy, depression, loss of concentration, insomnia, amnesia, paresthesia, agitation, vertigo, foot drop, ataxia, hypesthesia, slurred speech, hallucinations, vasodilation, euphoria, apathy, seizures, myoclonus, gynecomastia, dysphagia, dyspepsia, stomach atony disorder, delayed gastric emptying, edema, back pain, bone pain, arthralgia, asthma, hypoxia, respiratory insufficiency, voice alternation, ulcers, skin flush, reduced libido, and more.
Remember, this is not a complete list of the possible side effects of using Kadian. If you think you are experiencing a side effect that is not listed, tell your doctor.
The risk of experiencing serious side effects of Kadian can increase when the medication is taken with other products that cause drowsiness or breathing problems. Be sure to notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following: codeine, hydrocodone, alcohol, cannabis, sleeping drugs, alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem, carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine, cetirizine, and diphenhydramine.
If you or someone you love is struggling with Kadian addiction or another substance use disorder, seek professional help as soon as possible. The Recovery Village has many treatment options that can be tailored to fit each patient’s needs. For more information, you can contact us online or call our toll-free hotline, which is open 24 hours a day, at 352-771-2700. Although recovery can be difficult, The Recovery Village promises to be with you every step of the way.
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