Opium Tincture

Other Names

Camphorated Tincture of Opium®, Paregoric® (There may be other brand names for this medication.)

How Do I Take Opium Tincture?

This medication is a liquid that you take by mouth. Carefully measure each dose with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. If this medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your provider.

Why Am I Taking Opium Tincture?

Opium tincture is used along with other measures to treat severe diarrhea or pain. It belongs to the group of medicines called opioids (narcotics).

How Does Opium Tincture Work?

Opium medications work by increasing smooth muscle tone in the intestines, which slows down digestion and helps decrease diarrhea. This medication also works by decreasing the brain and nervous system’s response to pain.

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