KADIAN® capsules 20, 30, 50, 60 and 100 mg contain identical polymer coated sustained release pellets of morphine sulfate for oral administration.
KADIAN® is indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain where treatment with an opioid analgesic is indicated for more than a few days (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY;
KADIAN® was developed for use in patients with chronic pain who require repeated dosing with a potent opioid analgesic, and has been tested in patients with pain due to malignant conditions. KADIAN® has not been tested as an analgesic for the treatment of acute pain or in the postoperative setting and is not recommended for such use.
Media Articles Related to Kadian (Morphine)
Genetic discovery uncovers key tool for morphine production in poppies
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2015.06.26]
Scientists at the University of York and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia have made a key genetic discovery in poppies, paving the way for more effective painkillers.
Subcutaneous Apomorphine Gets Parkinson's Patient Moving Quickly
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2015.06.16]
(MedPage Today) -- Most patients respond to injected drug within 20 minutes
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Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2015.07.01]
German researchers found osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMTh) decreased postpartum low back pain by over 70 percent in women who had given birth at least three months before beginning treatment...
Aching Foot Makes OA-Related Knee Pain Worse (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology [2015.07.01]
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians should consider evaluating the foot and ankle of osteoarthritis patients
Gender difference in pain transmission, reports new study
Source: Immune System / Vaccines News From Medical News Today [2015.06.30]
A mouse study has found that different immune cells in males and females are responsible for the transmission of pain, raising questions about human pain drug development.
Published Studies Related to Kadian (Morphine)
Evaluation of a single-dose, extended-release epidural morphine formulation for
pain control after lumbar spine surgery. 
DepoDur, an extended-release epidural morphine, has been used effectively for
postoperative pain control following many orthopaedic and general surgery
procedures and has provided prolonged analgesia when compared with Duramorph. The
goal of this article was to compare the safety and analgesic efficacy of DepoDur
versus Duramorph after lumbar spine surgery...
Morphine decreases clopidogrel concentrations and effects: a randomized,
double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. 
effects on platelets... CONCLUSIONS: Morphine delays clopidogrel absorption, decreases plasma levels of
The postoperative analgesic effect of morphine and paracetamol in the patients
undergoing laparotomy, using PCA method. 
CONCLUSION: Morphine seems to be more effective at 2 and 4 hours, but after 4
Comparison of the efficacy and safety of dual-opioid treatment with morphine plus
oxycodone versus oxycodone/acetaminophen for moderate to severe acute pain after
total knee arthroplasty. 
oxycodone/acetaminophen and fixed low-dose morphine/oxycodone... CONCLUSIONS: Flexible dose morphine/oxycodone was superior to low-dose
Effect of morphine on lower urinary tract discomfort after transurethral
resection of prostate under general anesthesia: a randomised clinical study. 
TURP-related LUT discomfort symptoms... CONCLUSION: Based on these results, we conclude that morphine effectively reduces
Clinical Trials Related to Kadian (Morphine)
Efficacy and Safety of Intranasal Morphine for Pain After Third Molar Extraction [Completed]
This study involves approximately 200 patients designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety
of intranasal (IN) morphine 7. 5 mg and 15 mg, intravenous morphine (IV) 7. 5 mg, immediate
release oral (PO) morphine 60 mg or placebo in patients with acute postsurgical pain
following third molar extraction.
A Study of Kadian NT in Subjects With Pain Due to Osteoarthritis of the Hip or Knee [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Kadian NT compared with placebo for
treating moderate to severe chronic pain over a 12 week period.
Intrathecal Morphine in Knee Arthroplasty [Completed]
This study is designed to explore the efficacy lower doses of intra-spinal morphine for pain
relief and side effect profiles of same in the setting of Total Knee Replacement. We
hypothesized that a dose greater than that used in Total Hip Replacement was needed and
wished to find a dose which was effective but had a low side effect profile.
Efficacy and Safety of Intranasal Morphine for Pain After Bunion Surgery [Completed]
Study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Intranasal (IN) Morphine Nasal Spray
(MNS075) 3. 75 mg, 7. 5 mg, 15 mg, and 30 mg, intravenous (IV) morphine 7. 5 mg, or IN placebo
in patients with moderate to severe post-surgical pain following orthopedic surgery. After
initial dosing, up to six (6) doses of IN MNS075 7. 5 mg or 15 mg for up to twenty-four (24)
hours will be evaluated. The rescue dose remained the same for each.
Study of Kadian NT in Subjects With Chronic Moderate to Severe Nonmalignant Pain [Active, not recruiting]
Reports of Suspected Kadian (Morphine) Side Effects
Toxicity TO Various Agents (43),
Unresponsive TO Stimuli (40),
Completed Suicide (14),
Pulmonary Oedema (11),
Accidental Death (10),
Intentional Drug Misuse (10),
Drug Abuse (8),
Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (8),
Brain Oedema (8), more >>