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Other commonly used names are camphorated opium tincture and laudanum.
For quick reference, the following opium preparations are numbered to match the corresponding brand names.
This information applies to the following medicines:
1. Opium Tincture ( OH-pee-um TINK-tur)
(***)Generic name product may be available in the U.S.
(s.)Generic name product may be available in Canada
(*)Not commercially available in the U.S.
(**)Not commercially available in Canada
Antidiarrheal Suppressant, narcotic abstinence syndrome Description
Opium preparations are used along with other measures to treat severe diarrhea. These medicines belong to the group of medicines called narcotics. If too much of a narcotic is taken, it may become habit-forming, causing mental or physical dependence. Physical dependence may lead to withdrawal side effects when you stop taking the medicine.
Opium preparations are available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:
Oral Opium Tincture Oral liquid (U.S. and Canada) Paregoric Oral liquid (U.S. and Canada) Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For opium preparations, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to morphine, codeine, or papaverine. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Opium preparations have not been studied in pregnant women. However, morphine (contained in these medicines) has caused birth …