Hmm, my doctor cautioned against crushing or breaking in half any opium based painkillers because he said that without the coating, it can cause more rapid absorption, which can give you a "high" and lead you to addiction. I don't know how true this this, but I used to take vicodin for back pain, and my doc always told me to take the whole pill, and never to break it in half, and to call if I needed a lower dosage, rather than break the vicodin in half.
So, please check with your doctor before crushing or breaking any opium based pain killers.
Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Canasa, Lialda, Remicade, VSL#3, Florastor
In Remission since June 2008
Stopped vancomycin for c-diff Jan 1 2009
C-diff free, until Sep 2, 2009
Fighting c-diff, I guess for life