Kadian® (key-dee-uhn)
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Kadian® (key-dee-uhn) – Instructions For Use

Manufacture: Actavis
Country: United States
Condition: Chronic Pain, Pain
Class: Narcotic analgesics
Form: Capsules
Ingredients: Morphine Sulfate, Hypromellose, Ethylcellulose, Methacrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene Glycol, Diethyl Phthalate, Talc, Corn Starch, Sucrose

(morphine sulfate) extended-release capsules

If you cannot swallow KADIAN capsules, tell your healthcare provider. There may be another way to take KADIAN that may be right for you. If your healthcare provider tells you that you can take KADIAN using this other way, follow these steps:

Kadian can be opened and the pellets inside the capsule can be sprinkled over applesauce, as follows:

  • Open the KADIAN capsule and sprinkle the pellets over about one tablespoon of applesauce (See Figure 1).
  • Swallow all of the applesauce and pellets right away. Do not save any of the applesauce and pellets for another dose (See Figure 2).
  • Rinse your mouth to make sure you have swallowed all of the pellets. Do not chew the pellets (See Figure 3).
  • Flush the empty capsule down the toilet right away (See Figure 4).

You should not receive KADIAN through a nasogastric tube.