KADIAN Reviews

Average Rating: 3.4 (153 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR KADIANCOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
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DATE ADDED
 
 1  Herinated disk spinal stenosis Very forgetful repeating myself even though I'm aware of it I hate this med it sux I have hot flashes and forgetfulness I DONT like that makes me feel profoundly stupid IM going back to my Dr and getting my oxycodone 10 or 15 mg back for breakthrough and 20 mg OxyContin but I think all I need is my percocets back F 32 5 days
50 mg
2/19/2016
 1  degenerate disc disease, lower back No side effects It does nothing for me �� so I take about 6 at a time, and still, nothing. F 40 6 months
40mg
1/6/2016
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 3  sickle cell anemia It helps with my pain but it gives me sexual side effects. M 28 1 months
100 mg
12/27/2015
 5  IC,RA,fibromyalgia,intra Pn, DDD Some constipation, great pain relief. Best out of all. Doesn't make me foggy headed at all. Compared to others Taken kadian 13 + yrs best I can think of or say. F 47 10 years
50
11/17/2015
 4  Substitute for MS Contin Seems to work as well as MS Contin, without the gastrointestinal problems. Pharmacy gave me this because they were out of MS Contin generic. Expensive, $127 vs $6. Have insurance. Taken for severe neuropathy and PAD. Cannot walk without this med. M 58 30 days
100 3X D
3/14/2014
 4  degeneritive joint desease good constipstion only...i take senna S ....4 per day....works great for me.... F 60 4 years
80
7/15/2013
 5  nerve root sleeve tumor @ L5 S2 Some constipation but I've found that eating cold cereal with fresh fruit daily works well. Occasionally I need to take a stool softener. Senecot-S is great-no stomach cramps. I have been taking Kadian for about 6 years in conjunction with 30 mg. Oxycodone 3x day F 59
100 MG 5X D
7/2/2013
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 5  Disc degen fibro mitiple breaksBACK Constipation controlled with stool softners and occational exlax of some type i was switched around several times and finally settled on an extended release MS. My doc retired and upon switching care givers i asked to stay on my exact same mexication i dont feel stoned even taking 60mg IR as needed daily which pushes me to 500mg a day of mprophine it just helps take the edge away. I work 12hour shifts in oilfield supply and this drug makes that possible. I know some people want that punch in the face from Narcs this will not do that.BTW they are close to killing pain without opioids))) SIGN ME UP I HATE TAKING MEDS!! GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL M 32 3 days
1602 day
11/14/2012
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 3  Chronic low back and left leg pain Constant constipation, sleeplessness, dull pain all the time, sharp pain in low back and down left leg if I stand or squat down for long periods, like trying to work on my lawnmower. sweating, nausea and blurred vision. I actually took MS Contin and it made me deathly sick. I had to stop taking them and was introduced to Kadian as a substitute. I worked for awhile and then I had to increase the strength several times until I got to 80mg. He then put me on Lyrica 150mg twice daily to help the nerve pain in my left leg. Along with Celebrex 200mg and Zoloft for depressiion and pain, I don't hurt too bad. I feel spaced out most of the time and I have been taking these drugs for about 15 years. M 62 15 years
80 MG 2X D
8/13/2012
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 2  3 protruding cervical disks, DDD, Constipation, sweating, dizziness, confusion, thoughts of dieing (not suicide, just that i am going to die), feeling of loss, sleepiness, sleeplessness, overall feeling of laziness If this drug works for you, great... more power to you! It is terrible for me and does NOTHING to help with the pain. Unless of course you consider that the side effects have taken priority over the pain, sort of like smashing your foot because you arm hurts and now all you can think about is how your foot hurts. M 32 2 weeks
20mg ER 1X D
6/29/2012
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 3  Spinal cord srimulator Blood Sugar Drops Every Day 10 surgeries in the last 12 months. Spinal Cord Simulator keeps moving off the nerve and the Dr. made a few mistakes. M 43 2 months
100mg 2X D
5/22/2012
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 5  Crohns,steonsis,and ddd F 39 2 months
80 mg
1/15/2012
 4  spinal stenosis, ddd, degenerative bad constipation, night sweats, fear of being without , sex drive has disappeared after reading other comments, I realized just how much of my discomfort, not pain discomfort, is directly because of Kadian. My dr. prescribed morphine sulfate er this month and I was researching the difference between them. certainly the cost 900 Kadian I don't know yet the cost of the Morphone sulfate er. F 59 3 years
100mg 2X D
8/3/2011
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 4  DDD, spinal stenosis constipation. Take MiraLax for it. MiraLax is great. Was on ms contin but after taking over a year I would get about 6hrs of relief instead of nearly 12 hrs. Seems to be doing great. What I like is that there are no peaks and valleys with it. Its the same as ms contin. Only difference is the way it is released into your system. It feels more even, smoother. M 40 3 days
2X D
2/17/2011
 4  Fibro, herniated disc Constipation I was on the duragesic patch for 2 1/2 years--it worked but I had a truly bad experience with a bad patch. Per my request my doc took me off of the patch & I needed to be on something and she recommended Kadian. I wish I new about this years ago--this works well for me. I am able to do a lot more--I don't have to worry about anything falling off and not getting the meds. With Kadian and any other controlled medication u must take it as scheduled -- don't miss a dose or you risk withdrawal symptoms. Great medication for those who need it--you must have chronic every day pain & have tried several other narcotics prior to using Kadian. Kadian is a great medication when prescribed ton the right person and taken properly. F 36 6 months
60 2X D
2/14/2011
 4  DDD, spondylosis, herniated disc Maddening constipation, but taking fiber pills & eating Shredded Wheat, apples. I can actually get out of bed! I also take Vicodin for breakthru pain. The only drawback is very few pharmacies carry this med. I had never heard of it before. Had taken MSER in the past & the difference is Kadian doesn't give you the high feeling, a GOOD thing. F 40 3 months
20mg 2X D
2/11/2011
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 4  Severe Neck and Back Pain/Injuries Constipation resolved with stool softener/laxative. I was injured in 2000 and again in 2008. I am 38 years old and I have severe neck and back pain which basically took my life away from me. I have been on many medications and tons of Physical Therapy and chiropractic work. Nothing gave me as much relief that I get from Kadian. I also take it with Amrix (one nightly) and have Norco 10 for breakthrough pain. Since starting the Kadian, there has been a HUGE increase in my activity. I can walk around the block twice or ride my bike for about 20 minutes. I still have breakthrough pain, however, not near the pain I've been in for so many years. I can sleep through the night without pain waking me up any longer. I also don't notice much drowsiness as I did with other medications, however, the constipation is no fun. I took a laxative/stool softener nightly with no luck x 4 days. I finally drank MOM. Nothing. Drank MOM the next night and ohhhhhh let me tell ya...major incontinence on my way to work the next evening! Oh my gosh what a horror! So...I use the stool softener/laxative but will stay away from the MOM! All that said, I feel that my doctor has given me my life back by prescribing me Kadian and Amrix. Thanks Doc! F 38 1 years
40 mg 2X D
8/27/2010
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 5  extreme pain constipation and the solution is: I take pysullium husks mixed with juice which helps with this issue. I take two heaping tablespoons every other day. You mix it and drink it quick(its a bit unpleasant tasting so I use juice not water) before it gels. I buy the pure husks at whole foods or trader joes! This med helps me lead a almost normal life. I would have a hard time without it!! I take 15mg oxycodone 3X's a day in addition! M 57
2X D
8/25/2010
 5  several auto immune diseases mild constipation, nothing otherwise i have several auto-immune disease causing severe/constant pain - systemic cns lupus & vasulitis affecting my heart, brain, connective tissue, pulmonary fibrosis, and suspected MS. i take enough meds as it is, only had to take it 2xday, great pain control, no stomach or fogginess issues, rarely needed my 'rescue' immediate release dilaudid. F 42 1.5 years
60mg 2X D
8/18/2010
 3  Chronic low back pain Constipation(pretty normal with narcotic pain killers) blurred vision(reading close up)and urination problems(starting). My local DR eventually had me taking (3) 7.5/750 Hydrocodone 3X a day. While it worked pretty well it lasted 2 hours and the doses just keep increasing. I HATED the ups and downs of the pain with this medication. I felt I was always planning my days with my kids based on my medication. Even planning days at work such as waiting to take my meds so I can sit through an hour meeting. I really liked the "time release" aspect of Kadian although it took a couple hours to kick in and NEVER lasted 12 hours like it was supposed to. I was given Morphone Sulphate Immediate Release (MSIR) 15mg, 2 tablets 2x a day and that helped with the delayed "kick in" but didn't help with the voids created with the Kadian not lasting 12hrs. While Skelaxin worked best, I had to switch to (2) 10mg Flexiral 2X a day. I still struggle with everyday tasks (20 mins on a riding lawnmower) resulting in a full day sitting in my chair "recovering." I guess I have to decide when enough is enough and seek surgery but until then this is better than it was. I have seen my father go through 3 surgery's, my oldest brother have 1 surgery and the middle brother go through 2 surgery's all with minimal temporary relief only to be worse off after the fact. I will put off surgery as long as possible. M 43 2 years
60mg 2X D
7/31/2010
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KADIAN  (MORPHINE SULFATE):  This medication is used to help relieve severe ongoing pain (such as due to cancer). Morphine belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. The higher strengths of this drug (100 milligrams per capsule and higher) should be used only if you have been regularly taking moderate to large amounts of an opioid pain medication. These strengths may cause overdose (even death) if taken by a person who has not been regularly taking opioids. Do not use the sustained-action form of morphine to relieve pain that is mild or that will go away in a few days. This medication is not for occasional ("as needed") use.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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