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Can I use Kadian if I take an MAO inhibitor?

If you take a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), you should not take the extended-release pain medication Kadian (morphine). Combining these drugs may lead to serious or life-threatening side effects. In fact, you should not take Kadian within 14 days of taking an MAOI, such as the following:
  • phenelzine
  • tranylcypromine
  • isocarboxazid
  • selegiline

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