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Kadian Abuse

1-800-315-2391 Who Answers?  |  February 24th

Kadian Abuse

Kadian, also called morphine, belongs to a class of drugs called opiate pain relievers. Kadian is a prescription pain medication prescribed to patient's experiencing moderate to severe levels of pain. Kadian also comes in extended release capsule form and is used when around the clock pain relief is necessary.

Kadian is classified as a schedule II controlled substance because the opioid (narcotic) pain reliever has a high potential for abuse. Because Kadian is a narcotic and can be habit forming, patients taking the prescribed medication over an extended period of time can become dependent on it. Kadian can also lead to addiction should the medication be misused or abused.

Kadian Side Effects

  1. Nausea
  2. Vomiting
  3. Constipation
  4. Lightheadedness
  5. Dizziness
  6. Drowsiness

Kadian is an opioid and when misused, can cause euphoria and with extended abuse can lead to addiction. The physical consequences associated with Kadian abuse of Kadian can be tremendously dangerous though. Taking high doses of a narcotic drug like Kadian, especially if a person's not use to the medication, can result in breathing difficulties, extreme drowsiness, coma and even death.

When Kadian is intentionally abused, the risk of overdose is very high because common methods used in abusing drugs can release entirely too much morphine into a person's system too quickly. The Kadian long acting capsules contain tiny extended released pellets and if they're crushed, chewed, snorted, dissolved or injected too much medication can be released into a person's system and this could easily lead to a lethal overdose.

Kadian Withdrawal

With extended legitimate use of Kadian or with intentional abuse of the pain medication the body can become accustom to the drugs affects and if use is suddenly stopped, withdrawal symptoms can arise. The withdrawal process is a normal physical response although it's much more likely to occur in cases where Kadian has been abused and led to addiction.

Kadian Withdrawal Symptoms

  1. Anxiety
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Hot and cold flashes
  4. Sleep problems (insomnia)
  5. Kicking movements
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Flue like symptoms
  8. Muscle spasms
  9. Increase in body temperature
  10. Increased breathing
  11. Increased heart rate
  12. Increased blood pressure

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