morphine sustained-action capsule - oral, Kadian
GENERIC NAME: MORPHINE SUSTAINED-ACTION CAPSULE - ORAL (MORE-feen)
BRAND NAME(S): Kadian
WARNING: Morphine has a high risk for abuse and severe, possibly fatal, breathing problems. The risk for harm is higher if you take the wrong dose/strength, or if you take it along with other drugs that might also affect breathing. Be sure you know how to take morphine and what other drugs you should avoid taking with it. The risk for breathing problems might also be higher when you start this medication and after a dose increase. Get immediate medical help if you notice unusual slow/shallow breathing.
Do not crush, chew, or dissolve this medication or the contents of the capsules. Taking crushed, chewed, or dissolved forms of sustained-action morphine could cause a fatal overdose.
Keep this medicine in a safe place to prevent theft, misuse, or abuse. If a child accidentally swallows this drug, get emergency medical help right away.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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