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What does the ER in Kadian ER mean?

The ER in Kadian ER indicates that it is an extended-release medication. Morphine, the active ingredient in this medication, is released slowly over 12 or 24 hours, depending on how it is prescribed. Kadian is meant to provide continuous relief of moderate to severe pain in adults who require around-the-clock pain treatment for an extended period of time.

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