morphine sustained-action capsule - oral, Kadian
GENERIC NAME: MORPHINE SUSTAINED-ACTION CAPSULE - ORAL (MORE-feen)
BRAND NAME(S): Kadian
WARNING: You should use the stronger forms of this medication (100 or 200 milligrams per capsule) only if you have already been regularly taking moderate to large amounts of a powerful narcotic medication (such as morphine, oxycodone). A person who has not been taking powerful narcotics regularly can develop serious (possibly fatal) breathing problems (such as very slow and shallow breathing) if they take these strong capsules.
Crushing or chewing this medication may suddenly release a very large (possibly fatal) amount of drug into your body. Do not crush, chew, or dissolve this medication or the contents of the capsules.
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