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?
228Seale Mom Says:
As a child I was perscribed paragarc for night mares and I usually got it in tea before bed for most of my small childhood. By Second grade they did not sell the big bottle anymore and I went through terrible bad headaches so please be careful with this stuff. As an adult I remember it so well I remember the taste and now and diagnoised with Parinoid Psycosis and was wondering if this could have had an impact on that diag. I found out as an adult it had Opium in it and my mother prob did not even know. but I think I was addicted to it and then had withdrawals. Really wonder if there was ever a study on long term effects of the stuff.
My local compounder will make paregoric liquid for me with a doctor's prescription. However, insurance won't cover it, so it runs me about $300 a month, which I cannot afford. Insurance won't cover it because it pays by what the ingredients cost and not what the compounder needs to charge. I use Vital Care Compounder in Hattiesburg, MS, and can get it, just cannot afford it. I suggest you find a local compounder and see if they will make it for you.
I contacted Hi-Tech Pharmaceutical in Amityville, NY by e-mail. They manufacture paregoric and distribute to many pharmacies including CVS and Walgreen's. My local (Florida) CVS pharmacist checked online and found that CVS has paregoric in their warehouse. I got a new prescription from my doctor and had it filled a day later. I got 120ml or 4oz and it cost $69.14. I think my insurance paid some on it.
When my babies were teething I would give them papagoric. Blessed relief. I am now a great great grandmother. My G.G. granddaughter, five months old is starting teething. Nothing seems to help. I was told about an old wives tale, where you get a foot off a dead mole sanitize it wrap up in a clean cloth and hang it around the babies neck. Believe me, if I could find a dead mole, I would truely try iit. The mole would have to be dead because I would not kill it. Does any one know anything to help teething babies. It is really serious..Any good ideas,? HELP!!!!
224southern doc Says:
I made some typo errors the first time I posted this. Here is the corrected version: Paregoric was over the counter in the 1940's, 50's, 60's. I think by the late 60's you had to sign for it, but it was still available. Finally, by the late 70's or early 80's it was only available by prescription and now it doesn't appear to available in the United States at all. The doctor would prescribe paregoric and Pepto-Bismol mixed for intestinal flu when I was a kid in the 50s. The chemist would mix it for you. Later Donagel PG ( Donagel with Paregoric) was available.. Later it had to be signed for and it now gone. Nothing has ever worked as well as paregoric for IBS, and intestinal flu diarrhea. It stops the pain, relaxes the intestine and allows for bowel movements to happen WITHOUT the horrible spasms of the colon.
Paregoric is made by a company called Hi-Tech. Since it is made with opium, it is a controlled substance. Some compound pharmacies can make it for you, but it is hard to find one. The opium in many cases can be replace by a morphine compound. I hope this is helpful to any looking for this medicine. My wife has to use it 4 times a days, and the prescription runs about $400-$500 a month when medicare doesn't pay, otherwise the co-pay is about $10.
paregoric where can i purchase it?
For stomach cramps, yes, yes and yes. It takes away the pain immediately and everything else is just watered down medicine.
220southern doc Says:
Paregoric was over the counter in the 1940's, 50's, 60's. I think by the late 60's you had to sign for it, but it was still available. Finally, by the late 70's or early 80's it was only available by prescription and now it doesn't appear to available in the United States at all. The doctor would prescript paregoric and Pepto-Bismol mixed for intestinal flu when I was a kid in the 50s. The chemist would mix it for you. Later Donagel PGas available.. Later it had to be signed for and it now gone. Nothing has ever worked as well as paregoric for IBS, and intestinal flu diarrhea. It stops the pain, relaxes the intestine and allows for bowel movements to happen with the horrible spasms of the colon.
I have a rare bactireal cancer and i am going through cemo, the nausia and diarea is unbareable where can i find paragaric?
Paregoric is being made by Hi-Tech Pharmacal who operates from Amityville, NY, and pharmacies should be able to order it from there if they are so inclined. In my opinion, paregoric works like a charm for stomach cramps and diarrhea and not much else works as well as it does.
217New orleanian Says:
Paregoric is available for at chateau drugs in metairie Louisiana. I got it filled today for the first time in 3 years!,
Hi Monica, I am sorry to hear about your issues, my wife has the same issues and paregoric does help. It is expensive and some insurance do not cover it. You will have to check with your provider. If you are in Medicare, they should cover it, up to the donut hole. We have a local pharmacist compound it, not all pharmacies compound drugs, in fact few do. We live in Alabama, and use a pharmacy in Harpersville, AL. Harpersville Pharmacy, I do not know if they can or will ship it.
I hope this is helpful, God Bless
I hope this is helpful, God Bless
215Kathryn K Says:
To Red Baron: ASA is the short for aspirin. The entire acquired chemical name being: acetylsalicylic acid. A(cetyl) S(alicylic) Acid. Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_aspirin) has a very interesting article on the development of the properties of salicylic acid from various plants, through to the achievement of what we now call an aspirin tablet. The plants with this general chemical have been used by people for pain for thousands of years. (APAP is the short term for acetaminophen)
Rubbing vanilla extract onto the gums sometimes eases the pain.
213Red Barron Says:
What is ASA?
Monica I remember my niece taking pargegoric as a baby for colic or something but now I have chrohns and colis I have taken lomotial for years and t does nothing for my direahea plus I buy the type you buy across counter it does nothing.I have given up going out and I can't go to church anymore cause I use the restroom on myself and it is embarrasing,My son was taking me to the incologist the other day and I had to have him to stop at a service station to clean up but I could still the smell anf so did my son and I started crying cause I have to change clothes and had to throw my clothes away which I can not afford but if paregoric helps in keeping the diahetea away I will ask my dr for it cause I am so tired of dealing wth s***ting all over myself please answer me if yoy have any thing I could do.Thank you Please help me.
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals - Norcross, GA is the current maker of paregoric. It is back on the market.
Betty: I wasn't able to post anything as the day after Christmas the retina of my left eye became detached and I wasn't able to read, focus, get on computer, drive, work, etc., you name it....Quite an extended recovery period and still not over. I just saw the post from Pam in So. Africa and asked her a question about the pharmacy she purchased from. I always enjoy your posts so much. I am from the east coast of Florida and still my dr. does not prescribe paregoric. He did prescribe a "morphine syrup" for a friend of mine and says it's better than paregoric, but I don't believe it.
Pam: Do you have a telephone number for that pharmacy in SA? Or, can I just write them and ask if they will send me a bottle when I send them the money first? My dr. does not prescribe it. Do you know if they mail out to the US?
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