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What are the risks involved when taking Kadian?

There are short- and long-term risks involved when taking Kadian, an extended-release formulation of morphine. In the short term, serious overdoses that can be fatal are possible. Take Kadian exactly as directed by your doctor. Remember that Kadian releases the morphine slowly, so you may not feel all of its effects immediately. In the long term, Kadian has a relatively high abuse potential.

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