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Georgeann Says:
 
I've used Paregoric for 15 years and can't find it. Is there anywhere in the U.S. or other countries where this can be purchased?

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TrinInUs Says:
 
Paregoric is manufactured in Trinidad and Tobago and goes for about $10 US ($60 in Trinidad dollars). It is available over-the-counter down there and is an excellent cough syrup.

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Linda Hite Says:
 
Thank you for all the replies!

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Betty Says:
 
Hi Russell and all...so happy that you found that paregoric is indeed back again and so appreciated by by sooo many of us! Betty


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Laura Says:
 
Russell, thanks we all kinda new this about the manfg. the problem is getting the doctors now to write scripts.

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RUSSELL Says:
 
Approximately one+ years ago manufacturing was stopped. My physician wrote me a R/X for a compounding pharmacy. This satisfied my needs until recently. My pharmacist informed me that it was now being maufactured once again. I am now a very happy camper. The compounded version tasted horrible. I have been on the manufactured product for over six months.

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Laura Says:
 
Thank you For the information, I will check this out

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Tree1959 Says:
 
I had big troubles after gall bladder removal
Doctor put me on Questran and all is good now
Perhaps this will help you

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Laura Says:
 
Betty, thank you for your concern, I have been this post since way back. I actually originally called the manuf, in new York to find out whats up. According to the manf. the FDA stoped the manufacturing. I have also emailed the AMA American medical asso. to find out what the problem is. I don't want pills, why when this helps with just a tsp . I live in s/e Ohio Cambridge. The wallmart down here wont get it. I have an appointment with a gastroenterologist but I cant get in till Dec. lol go figure.but I have been fighting this with the rest of you's , maybe I will send this site to my Doc, too much to print out. Ill keep everybody up to date, love ya all, Laura

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Betty Says:
 
Oh this just makes me so ANGRY!!! ok...OK...I will calm down. OK., you live in a small town, in the country...do you have insurance? I think, now that it is once available, you can order it from a pharmacy on line (although ...hmm...I question it's "accuaracy"...there MUST be a way you can get it! This is so STUPID~~~ok...one thing I noticed is that you have not mentioned going to a gastroenterologist...is there one you can go to? C'mon everybody that suffers from this very, very embarrassing condition, LET'S PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER TO HELP HER FIND A DR THAT WILL PRESCIBE THIS GOLDEN LIQUID! Why, oh why, are so many "so afraid" to prescribe this when it WORKS, and they obviously monitor our usage! Do you mind sharing where you live? I would think, but have not checked, that now it is once again available, you will be able to order it from Canada...but...once again you need a Drs RX...ARGG! Drs give out strong pain pills, yet balk at paregoric? They also prescribe tincture of opium (10x STRONGER THAN PAREGORIC), from what I've gathered, with less a hasal than paregoric....I will continue to "think"...but my brain is not that large and I am a lay person...c'mon everyone, let's help her! The last thought I leave you with this evening is "can you make an appointment in a large city with a gasterenterologist? Call, explain where you live, your problem, and that THIS WORKS for you and you will be traveling to him/her if they will give you a physical and prescribe it for you...??? Ridiculous...totally ridiculous...AND I CAN JUST FEEL MY BLOOD PRESSURE GOING UP...UP...UP...~~~ CAN you print out all our "feelings" on this site, all our problems when it was off market, and take it to your Dr???

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Betty Says:
 
Bernard? I'm curious...why would you think there's all this discussion if it is illegal?
pls believe I am not being anything but respectful of your question, that's why I'm asking...thanks!


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Betty Says:
 
Hi, but...but...it IS legal! I have always (even as a child when it was over the counter, no rq required) been able to get a rx from family dr for my IBS symptoms...then, due to "supply and demand" (i.e. tincture of opium...WHICH IS 10X STRONGER THAN PAREGORIC...being the rx prescribed more than paregoric, gastroenterologists prescribed that (I am assuming with the thought it would work much better as other newer drugs), "something happened" and manufacturers just stopped making it...hence sites like (thank you so much!) this one started talking about it...more and more people joined in with their thoughts, and it once again became available...I find myself wondering...hmm....if FDA (when they were investigating it) wasn't wondering why people were/are using it for pain as well as diarrhea...and that got them involved?...anyway, in the state of California, before it became unavailable, I had to get a triplicate from my Doc...now that it is once again available, it just takes a normal prescription...need a refill? Just call my pharmacy...but yes, it is LEGAL... in fact, when it was "off the market for a while", my Dr (after I refused to take tincture of opium because of its strength) wrote me a rx to take to a compound pharmacy...much more expensive, and thank God my insurance covered it, but walla, "the people beat the system again"...and then, walla, it once again became available...and, Walgreens does carry it! if you read down to other posts, you will see where it was taken off, and then became available again? I swear to God and all of you...I am 69 years old...a bottle (depending on my "breakouts of IBS) can last me 3 months or so...I do NOT abuse it (it tastes TERRIBLE), and I do not want to build up tolerance to it so take it only when husband and I are on "the road" or at a party where I fear I might have a break through...When we were all l"children", it was our parents who gave it to us for tummy aches (even earaches, etc), so it was controlled...ok...that's when it was OTC...but someone was responsible for us and used it only when we needed it...then "we grew up" and for some of us, it was still available OTC...ok..granted, there are "drug seekers" among us and addictive personalities...but, geese, look at the contents on the bottle...I think it's 3/5 (3 being opium, 5 being alcohol)...take a break! One can go to a licquor store and ...well, you get the jest! OK, OK, I'm rambling, but...darn it, if you've ever had IBS or just plain tummy ache/diarrhea and have an attack in public, there would never be a discussion pro/con this "licquid gold"...it works! Just use it responsibly, and it will treat you responsibly! In closing (I promise, I promise I'm almost through) even if you don't have insurance and have to pay for it (price varies, but over 100.00/bottle), it is worth it! "if it works, you will fight for it"...look at all the "new drugs" out there (for various ailments) that down right kill you (even tincture of opium...~) paregoric is TRIED AND TRUE and gives many of us a LIFE. Thank you for reading me! Betty

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bernard Says:
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I'm intrested only if its legL

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Carol Says:
 
Can be bought at Sam's club but you will need to hand carry the script. I've been back on the drug since the end of Nov 2012. i would think any large pharmacy would be able to get it for you.

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LlAURA Says:
 
WELL, I HAVE BEEN ON THIS SITE FOR OVER 2 YEARS NOW, BACK WHEN I CONTACTED THE FDA TO FIND OUT WHY PAREGORIC WAS DISCONTINUED. NOW IT IS FINALLY BACK ON THE MARKET. WELL THATS GREAT BUT IM UNABLE TO FIND A DOCTOR THAT WILL PERSCRIBE IT. NOT MY CARDIOLOGISTS ( HAD TRIPLE BY PASS IN JANUARY), NOT MY SURGION, NOT MY GP, NOT MY NEW ONOCOLIGIST ( KINDEY STONES BOTH SIDES LAST WEEK) NOT MY GYN. THEY ALL LOOK AT ME LIKE IM NUTTS, OR AN ADDICT. I TOLD MY ONO, MY GYN GAVE IT TO ME FOR 20 YRS. A WHOLE 6 OZ TWICE A YEAR, HOW ADDICTING CAN THAT BE? HE SAID PAREGORIC IS AN (OPEID !) AND ONLY CERTAIN DOCTORS CAN PERSCRIBE OPIEDS, BUT HE IS LIKE 20 YRS OLD AND NEVER HEARD OF IT, WHICH I UNDERSTAND, BUT HE WAS GONNA LOOK UP. NEEDLESS TO SAY AFTER ALL THIS TIME ON THIS BLOG, AND NUMERIOUS DOCTORS, NOT BY CHOICE, I STILL CANT GET IT. I HAVE ASKED OUR LOCAL WALLMART PHARMASISTS IF THEY CARRY IT, TO JUST GET A RUDE LOOK AND REPLY, 'NO ITS OFF THE MARKET' THE END. I HAVE CALLED EVERY PHARMACY IN A 60 MILE RADIOUS ( I LIVE IN THE COUNTRY ) TO NO AVAIL. AND AS FOR THAT TINITURE, TO RISKEY FOR ME. IM ABOUT READY TO GIVE UP, AND IM USUALLY NOT A QUITER. I HOPE THE MANUFACTURER DOESN'T STOP MAKING IT AGAIN DUE TO THE LACK OF DEMAND, BECAUSE IM SURE THERE IS DEMAND, IT JUST FINDING AND GETTING IT. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY FALL EVERYONE ( =

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merrmerrboogles Says:
 
my husband is a dr. who used paregoric all the time in infants suffering with stomach pain. paregoric is tincture of opium just at a much lower dose.


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Kate W Says:
 
Betty, Your posts are very helpful and I am glad to know that this "wonder drug" is still available. My mom gave it to me for my regular "stomach aches" (in the 60's), then as a teenager I would take it preventively before any event or outing (horse shows, school functions, etc.) otherwise I was in the bathroom with cramps and awful diarrhea. I had forgotten how effective it was and now my 13 year old, who has IBS, is really suffering; I am definitely going to ask her pediatrician to give us an Rx for it! Thanks again for all the good info! Kate

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DanL Says:
 
Children's Tylenol works well. It takes only about 5 minutes to calm my son down after he takes it. The things you mentioned did not work for me either

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Betty Says:
 
Hi Lola and all...

But...it IS once again available! Thanks to several people on this website, pharmacies can once again order it from High Tech Pharmaceutcal...

You said the words right out of my mouth though...I'm 69 (wah) and remember having it as a child...many, many years for tummy problems...

From what I understand from all these postings it was "supply and demand" type thing...Drs started prescribing SUPPOSEDLY more sophisticated drugs (sub for Paregoric), and not Paregoric....didn't pay for manufacturer's to make it any more...

Then came news that if one has a RX, and there's a Compound Pharmacy close to you (or you could order by mail to reputable one), they would make up bottle for you...only thing against that, was one had to pay cash as most would not bill insurance...

Are you able to purchase it near you?

Regards,
BettySJY

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Lola Says:
 
Leave it to FDA to screw up a good thing. I am 65 and I remember when you could buy paragoric across the counter. Then young people started abusing it. That's when it started selling as a narcotic and you had to sign for it with a valid ID. When people started abusing that system, you needed a prescription to buy it. Why take it off the market when your DR prescribes it for you.

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Betty Says:
 
Sam, Mare and all..

Sam? It IS once again available. There was a period of about 1-1/2 yr (or maybe a bit more) when no one would manufacture it. There's an outfit call Hi Tech Labs who made (and does again) it, but as it had not yet been officially EVER approved (I think it now has, but may be wrong about this) and there really is not a high demand (the old supply/demand theory), Drs have been prescribing other, new drugs as well as tincture of opium in lieu of it. There are many of us though who have this very, very embarrassing problem (diarrhea), have been on it for many years and have lived a "care free life" while taking it...when it last "disappeared" off the market, many of us spoke out, and wrote/called Hi Tech...and, alas, once again it is available...am I making sense?

Mare! I so enjoy your posts too! I don't have the problem every day either but never know when it's going to hit...Pls, pls, keep us posted...it will make my day to read that you've found a Dr that will prescribe it for you!

Sincerely
Elizabeth (Betty)

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