Drug Counselling Information
Drug : KADIAN
Description
BEFORE USING THIS MEDICINE:
Tell your doctor if you are having any of the following conditions:
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD); ASTHMA; LIVER PROBLEMS; KIDNEY DISEASE.
HOW THIS MEDICINE SHOULD BE STORED?
Keep in original closed container in a dark, cool, and dry place away from children. Discard unneeded medicine.
Other Common Side Effects:
Constipation; Nausea; Sedation; Dizziness; Vomiting; Dry mouth; Sweating; Respiratory depression; Drowsiness; Slowness of
heartbeat; Cns depression.
If symptoms are mild but do not go away or are bothersome, check with your doctor. IF ANY OF THE ABOVE SIDE EFFECTS IS SEVERE,
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
WHY IS IT PRESCRIBED?
For the relief of moderate to severe pain.
HOW MEDICINE IS ADMINISTERED?
Use this medicine exactly as directed on the label, unless instructed differently by your doctor
* This medicine can be taken with or without food, REGARDLESS of meal times. If stomach upset occurs, take with food.
* Do not DISCONTINUE this medicine ABRUPTLY after prolonged usage.
* Do not CRUSH or CHEW controlled-release product.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU MISS A DOSE?
This medicine is usually used as needed. If you miss a dose administer when or if needed. No double doses.
WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS:
* Safety of use during pregnancy has not been established. This medicine SHOULD NOT BE USED DURING PREGNANCY unless benefit
justifies potential risk to the fetus. CALL YOUR DOCTOR.
* This medicine may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. DO NOT drive or operate machines until you know how you
react to this medicine.
* AVOID concurrent use of alcohol or other CNS depressants as it may intensify the drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness
effect of this medicine.
* This medicine may cause dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting. Avoid sudden changes in posture. BE CAREFUL and slowly sit
up or stand up.
* Prolonged use of this medication may cause physical and psychological dependence, do not exceed recommended dose.
Stop taking this medicine and notify your doctor AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience:
Shortness of breath; Irregular heartbeat; Low blood pressure; Hot sensation and redness of face.
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