Do you suffer from nausea, drowsiness or sleep problems after taking a dose of Kadian? If so, you are not alone. All prescription medications carry the risk of some side effects. While most people experience mild symptoms, others can be serious and require medical attention. Kadian is a prescription narcotic painkiller used to treat moderate to severe pain. It contains morphine sulfate, a potent opioid. As with other opiate painkillers, Kadian has the potential to be habit-forming, leading to problems that can include development of a tolerance, misuse or abuse, physical and/or psychological dependence, withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped and overdose. Side effects can vary depending on the individual and circumstances such as body chemistry, prior opiate use, dosage and whether or not other substances are being ingested. Kadian should be taken exactly as prescribed to be safe and avoid complications. The drug’s label and packaging detail information on safe use, possible interactions, allergic reactions, overdose, dependence, withdrawal symptoms and side effects.
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Taking Kadian with alcohol can have severe, even fatal, consequences. It can also affect thinking and reaction time so caution should be taken when driving, handling machinery or performing other tasks that require alertness. One of the most common side effects associated with opiate use is constipation which at best can be annoying. At worst, it can become severe and require medical attention. Some of the more commonly reported side effects associated with Demerol can include headache, mood changes, dry mouth, ringing in the ears, trouble sleeping, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach and blurred vision. Signs of allergic reaction include rash, wheezing, difficult breathing, closing of the throat, hives or swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat. Signs you might be overdosing include extreme drowsiness, fainting, nausea, sweating, muscle weakness, small pupils, vomiting, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), confusion, cold and clammy skin, weak pulse, depressed heart rate, coma, blue lips and shallow breathing.
Other serious problems can arise from taking Kadian. Addiction is one but can be treated safely, confidentially and humanely by the Waismann Method of Rapid Detox. We know you didn’t intend to have this problem and we don’t waste time assigning blame or guilt in our recovery program. Our in-hospital rapid detox takes less than two hours and uses intravenous medication to cleanse the Kadian from patients’ systems. This all happens without the use of opiate replacements such as methadone and Suboxone. During the procedure, the patient sleeps lightly under deep sedation and awakes without the awareness of the accelerated withdrawal that occurred. Patients remain in the hospital for two to four days for around-the-clock monitoring and are released unless they choose to continue recovery. Our Domus Retreat transitional living facility offers continued care and therapies including counseling, massage and biofeedback.
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