avoid alcohol while taking Avinza or Kadian (long-acting morphine)

You'll see new warnings to avoid alcohol while taking Avinza or Kadian (long-acting morphine).

This is different than the usual concern about alcohol adding to the sedative effects of opioids.

Alcohol seems to SPEED morphine release from Kadian and Avinza capsules...leading to a potentially fatal dose of morphine.

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