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...potentially leading to a fatal dose of morphine.

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