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Is it okay to take kadian 30 mg every 8 hours?

My doctor gave me Kadian 30mg and said to take it 3 times a day. The pharmacist questioned that and said Kadian is usually dosed every 12 hours. When the pharmacist called the doctor to inquire, the doctor said he wants it taken every 8 hours. Is that okay? I don't want to take too much.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014
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Hello,
Your doctor has prescribed you morphine 30 mg for your pain. Morphine is used to control a chronic pain to get relief for the patients. It dose depends on severity of pain. Though generally its prescribed 12 hourly, it can be prescribed 8 hourly also. So lets have faith in your doctor than the pharmacist because doctors know the condition best. So stay healthy.
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Is it okay to take kadian 30 mg every 8 hours?

Hello, Your doctor has prescribed you morphine 30 mg for your pain. Morphine is used to control a chronic pain to get relief for the patients. It dose depends on severity of pain. Though generally its prescribed 12 hourly, it can be prescribed 8 hourly also. So lets have faith in your doctor than the pharmacist because doctors know the condition best. So stay healthy. Thank you