Here in Canada, the only sustained release hydromorphone capsule series currently available goes by the name Hydromorph Contin. Today I bought a buch of 6 mg capsules for $2 a piece!! YES you read that right the guy didnt know what they were obviously and because they said 6mg he's pretty much giving them away. After I bought 8 6mg capsules i was soo happy i was doinbg cartwheels because i have never been able to get a hold of hydromorphone before! Well I did once, but that was before i was into IVing.
Okay soo as soon as I got home everything started going wrong!! When I opened the capsules out came beads that were huge compared to the m-eslon's im used to. They look just like plastic balls. So i go to crush and WHAT THE FUCK!! The fucking beads as hard as fuckingc diamond or something NO JOKE! I evetually kind of crushed them up, but it wasnt even a fine powder or much of a powder at all but more liek little pieces of bead lol. Anyways I put these small pieces of crushed bead/plastic into a spoon add water ad heat while stirring. All it looks like is a spoon full of water with little pieces of plastic in a pile at the bottom lol. I added heat until right before boiling and drew solution up through cotton. BTW I used two of these pills at a time soo I had or thought i had 12 mg of hydromorphone in my syringe when I shot it into my vein. Then nothing!!! Totally lame! no rush no high nothing from what is supposed to be one of the most excellent drugs for IV. I went and visted my older friend who has been into this sort of thing for years hoping h could give me advice. As soon as i showed him the brand pill I used he was like "Oh man those are useless i could never get anything out of them, you need IR hydromorphone like dilaudid!"
So to sum it all up, Does ANYONE have any experience with hydromorph Contin hydromorphone capsules!! I'm sure there is some way tto prepare these for IV. If not i guess Ille have to snort the rest. BTW I think this brand is exclusive to canada. DO you guys problems with your guys' sustained release hydromorphone?