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How does Kadian work?

Kadian is one of several brand-name versions of morphine, a medication that relieves moderate to severe pain. Kadian is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. These drugs change how your body senses pain. Their main benefits are pain relief and sedation (relaxation).

Morphine is typically used to relieve constant pain that's moderate to severe and that persists for more than a few days.

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