Make certain to do some more research in this (the Morphine
Morphine isn't very active orally - you lose a LOT of it to first-pass metabolism in the liver when it's taken orally. IIRC, oral morphine dose is 1-to-1 with oral hydrocodone
; meaning that if one usually takes 25mg of hydrocodone to get relief, one would need 25mg of morphine orally to obtain the same level of relief. Keep in mind that the extended release format of Kadian changes that somewhat (in that the suggestion to crush the beads first would be a good one).
Morphine is FAAAAAR more bioavailable (meaning it works MUCH better) by pretty much ANY method other than oral - half the oral amount could be used, say, rectally, and would lead to much more relief than the oral dose. Nasal administration is also more effective. This is because rectal & nasal admin bypass much of the first-pass metabolism effect of the liver. Rectally, one could crush the beads, mix with a small amount of water, suck the solution into a syringe without a needle or (even better) with an oral/liquid medicine syringe, lube slightly (olive oil or hand lotion works in a pinch), insert in anus & release liquid.
The method above could be recommended for every opioid
, but it is ESPECIALLY recommended for administration of morphine; it sounds very strange & awkward, but really makes THAT much of a difference over oral admin. The only way one could get a better kick out of morphine is via IV (which is not recommended). There are many who might even say that morphine orally is a waste of the drug
are generally the same as any other opioid; if one has experienced hydrocodone, the side effects are about the same.
Do some more research, be safe & good luck!