Moderate aches on the other hand should be treated using a combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and weak narcotics like codeine.
Severe pain needs to be treated by the use of powerful opioids like Demerol or methadone in combination with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
The above guiding principles also have a provision for the inclusion of an adjuvant to these medications. Other than the above, morphine should be used exactly as it is prescribed by a qualified physician (Kilpatrick 543).
Medication taken as a pill should not be crushed but should be swallowed whole such that the medicine is released slowly once the tablet is in the body.