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Can I use Kadian if I have lung disease?

If you have a history of lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other breathing problems, you should be extremely cautious about taking the extended-release pain medication Kadian (morphine) and avoid it if possible. Slowed and shallow breathing is the biggest danger from Kadian and similar drugs, and lung disorders greatly increase that risk.

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