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Brand name: Kapanol TM

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Active ingredients: morphine

What it is used for

Management of Severe Pain KAPANOL 10, 20, 50 and 100 mg capsules are indicated for the management of severe pain where: other treatment options have failed, are contraindicated, not tolerated or are otherwise inappropriate to provide sufficient management of pain, and the pain is opioid-responsive, and requires daily, continuous, long-term treatment. KAPANOL is not indicated for use in chronic non-cancer pain other than in exceptional circumstances. KAPANOL is not indicated as an as-needed (PRN) analgesia.,Symptom Reduction of Chronic Breathlessness KAPANOL 10 and 20 mg capsules are indicated for the symptomatic reduction of chronic breathlessness in the palliative care of patients with distressing breathlessness due to severe COPD, cardiac failure, malignancy or other cause. KAPANOL should only be used after treatments for the underlying cause(s) of the breathlessness have been optimised and nonpharmacological treatments are not effective. Treatment with KAPANOL in this setting should only be initiated by a specialist knowledgeable in its use.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Hard gelatin caps, size 4, natural cap & natural body, printed K10 in black on cap & discontinuous black band printed on body, containing creamy-white to light tan spheroidal pellets.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine requires authorisation for prescription from your doctor. It is Schedule 8 : Controlled Drug.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient morphine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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