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Can I use Kadian if I take buprenorphine?

If you take buprenorphine, talk to your doctor before taking the extended-release pain medication Kadian (morphine). Buprenorphine, which may be used to treat opioid addiction, can decrease the effectiveness of Kadian. That can leave your pain uncontrolled and possibly lead to withdrawal symptoms.

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