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?
I fought diarreha for 30 years, thru many doctors I had a doctor help me by using a cholesterol medicine called Welchol. It helped but was not a cure I was diagnosed with cancer and started Chemo at the very beginning. I had severe diarrhea and chills. I called my doctor and told him what was going on and he had me stop Chemo treatment immediately and said they were just treating the symptoms not the problem and sent me to an infectious disease doctor. I ended up having C diff in the blood stream. With this doctor it seemed to improve my problem immensely. I had previously been checked for C diff in the stool. I would think if they can have recreational marijuana and medical marijuana they should be able to have paregoric early on. I used paregoric until they took it off the market. It was the only thing that would help me.
Please share with me the name of a Harpersville Alabama pharmacy which has paregoric. I have a very serious illness that only paregoric helps. Thank you.
I have always bought it in Nassau, Bahamas. In any drugstore, over the counter.
I have chronic gastritis. When it flares up it knocks me flat down. No good for days. Paraegoric is the only thing that will knock it out soon I can work ect. Nausea 24/7 vomiting and severe stomach pai
Funny how so many people are dying or experiencing debilitating effects of the FDA's "approved" medications, such as blood thinners, nsaids, etc. The only people who died from taking paregoric? Drug abusers. Look at the IBS drugs out today. Their side effects are worse than the pain from those with irritable bowel symptoms. So I say the FDA and DEA are full of s***. Big Pharma didn't like that such a simple, low-cost drug was the perfect solution to people's pain. It makes me sick. The FDA and DEA are a joke.
250Simone nibur Says:
Fry's food and drug has paregoric. Must have prescription.
I have a drug store in Harpersville AL who compounds paregoric for me but it is very expensive. $80 a bottle
Get your doctor to write a prescription for it. He or she will probably have to spell it out as last year it wasn't on the list of drugs that doctors can pull up. CVS Drugstore in Palatka, Florida filled it for me. CVS had Paregoric in their warehouse. Get your druggist to check and see if their warehouse has it, then get your doctor to write a prescription.
Am also recovering in AA 28 years. I have only 10% use of my pancreas and have gotten relief from a mixture of lomotil and paregoric. Now I can't find the paregoric anywhere. Could you share any info on obtaining it? I would really appreciate it.
Hey there, don't know if you have found it since your last post but I found it on eBay.. Good luck!!
I understand 100%, I found the same kind of relief with Paregoric, from the same kinds of symptoms. I don't understand how writing a prescription would help, though, at least not where I live, because my dr. did give me a handwritten prescription and I was told by several pharmacies (I live in Maryland) that it is not made anymore. So, I wonder if CVS in my state would have it....... Have you found anything else that works for you the same? Because I have not. Thank you.
The only place in the U.S. is Durant, Mississippi.
Does anyone know if Paregoric is available and, if so, where to get it? It was the only thing that helped my IBS issues. Thank you.
Lidocaine prescribed by your pediatrician workers wonders. Better late than never.
I remember as a child and young woman being able to have one small teaspoon of paregoric for stomach viruses and diarrhea. I still remember how the bottle looked and that bitter taste. Why? Because such a bitter taste could give relief. For so many years I've wished that it was available. I believe I only took it maybe 5 or so times a year. But there is nothing that works like paregoric. I am a recovering alcoholic and have been sober for almost 20 years. I've had to stay away from many drugs that could be addictive. But I believe that paregoric can be used episodically without necessarily leading to an addiction risk. I don't say this lightly. It's important to have a drug like this for some of the awful symptoms some of you have described. In the same light, I had taken marijuana as a recreational drug in my youth. Once I became a mother I stopped. Some years later I had foot surgery and when I got home I was incredibly nauseous with unbearable pain. My husband got one joint in which I partook and the nausea stopped and the pain lessened. I only used it that night. The point is, yes - there are risks of addiction with many drugs. But it is not right that so many will suffer because they cannot get the one thing that can help them. I'm no where as sick as some of the very unfortunate people who have contributed to this conversation, but I got to this site obviously because I am so sick right now. I feel as though we are up against money and politics which dictate to doctors and pharmacists. I wish we had a group for those of us that are sick that had some of the organization. clout and influence needed to help us. My heart goes out to all of you- we need an underground railroad or something.
240southern doc Says:
Please see my response on this. It is again being manufactured in the United States. I know that CVS drugstores have it in their warehouse.
239Damsel in Distress Says:
Does anyone know where tincture of opium can be purchased? I have prescription from my Gastro doc, a "team" of docs, actually, that said for some, this is the only rx that works, if you can find it, they said. (My intestines are pretty messed up, IBS, since I was 13, then to treat uterine cancer, I received internal radiation, which killed the cancer, yea! but burned & scarred up nearby tissues, esp intestines. then finally about half of intestines had to be removed. Add severe fibromyalgia. I was able to function somewhat, but now I'm layed up in bed, life passing me by because the Fed laws changed! I must take 5 RXs to do what paregoric does! Great for liver & kidneys, right? How does this make sense? I welcome suggestions, thank you in advance.
238Southern Doc Says:
I got the prescription for Paregoric from my doctor. He couldn't use the computer to print it as it was not listed on a prescription list. He had to type it in himself. CVS had it in their warehouse, and ordered it when I gave them the prescription. That was last year. Since then, on two occasions it has kept me out of the ER when I had a couple of bad attacks of cramps. One 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon eases the colon spasm and allows me to have the bowel movements without having to suffer for hours prior to being able to go. I have had these bad attacks of IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome) for most of my life. I've had many colonoscopies and there is nothing wrong inside my colon.
237Kathryn K Says:
Your physician is the person to write you a prescription. Not all doctors believe in using paregoric because it is an opiate. You should talk to your own doctor and ask about the possibility of her/him writing a prescription for you. Take it to the pharmacy and if they do not have it, they should be able to special order it.
Please tell me where and how to obtain paregoric with a doctor's prescription. If it is being made again, where can it be obtained?
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