Where To Purchase Paregoric (Page 5)
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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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Spud Says:
 
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.

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New orleanian Says:
 
Paregoric is available for at chateau drugs in metairie Louisiana. I got it filled today for the first time in 3 years!,

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Ron Says:
 
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

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Kathryn 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)

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pat Says:
 
Rubbing vanilla extract onto the gums sometimes eases the pain.

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Red Barron Says:
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What is ASA?

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Katie Says:
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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.

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Todd123 Says:
 
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals - Norcross, GA is the current maker of paregoric. It is back on the market.

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Mare Says:
 
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.

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Mare Says:
 
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?

Thank you.

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Betty Says:
 
Maryann? I'm so sorry, this is the first time I've read your post! Von's (Safeway) and Raley's in California...those are the two stores that carry it in my small town...where you able to find it?

Pam? Honest, if I didn't have insurance, I would consider purchasing it in another country...BUT...do we know if we can "trust it"???

It IS expensive in US...and I guess that's the old "supply/demand" theory...it just shouldn't be that way...and yet, I guess I do understand how expensive it can be to make just a few batches at a time...

I guess I just REALLY don't understand...why, oh why, do we have to take DAILY RX's for "our problem" other than paregoric, when this basically INEXPENSIVE medication works so well? I don't think I will ever understand that...


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Pam Says:
 
I bought some today in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a Lennon product manufactured in SA by Pharmacare Limited, building 12, Healthcare Park, Woodlands Drive, Woodmead, 2191, SA.
It is a schedule 2 drug here so it is not kept on the open shelves but behind the counter in the pharmacy (drug store in USA) and I had to ask for it and explain why I wanted it. It was very inexpensive: R14,95 for a 20ml bottle - I think that is less than 2$. It goes by the name of Paragoriese-Elikser and it is a tincture. I hope that helps.

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Maryann Says:
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What's the name if the store?

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Betty Says:
 
I can't BELIEVE that! Honest? Gosh, I'm in a small town in California, and I have been able to get mine for...hmmmm....is it a year (or more) that it's been back on the market? Time goes so fast...gosh, have you had to wait this long to get it, or was there another pharmacy in your area?


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Sidney Says:
 
It just became available at Walmart in jan of 2014


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Betty Says:
 
Thanks guys...it's so GRAND to have a place I can go to...where people "understand" this...this...STUPID embarrasing "disease" we have! I'm in "an ok" period right now...feeling I want to leave the mountains (get out of "Dodge City") and go to the coast...need to see water, and the "endless view of it"..."have bottle of paregoric, will travel"!


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Kathryn K Says:
 
Compazine is never going to help a stomach ache or flu diarrhea. It is meant to help stop nausea. If you do have a stomach flu (with vomiting) any of the anti-nausea meds will not help you. You are nauseous because your stomach is not digesting, nor sending it down to the intestinal tract. Hence, things that coagulate your food and bile (like Kaopectate) will help sometimes. Paregoric will help you the most for the flu. Since you have it, I would use it.

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Ron Says:
 
Glad to hear Betty, I pray you will get the relief you need from Paregoric. Just so you know, the bad taste from "Anise" which is a sweet licorice-flavored tiny oval greenish-brown seeds, from the parsley family and with a history that stretches back to 1500 B.C. Flavors drinks such as Pastis, Arrack, Anisette, and Ouzo. Anisette is a clear, very sweet liqueur made with anise seeds.

Stay well all, my wife has to go to a surgical center tomorrow morning for more of the same issues, please say a prayer for her (Pattie). Thanks

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Betty Says:
 
Thanks Ron and Kathryn! Just took a "swig" (boy...you have to agree, that "golden licquid" tastes HORRIBLE~~~NOT, NOT, NOT,, complaining...NEVER, EVER, for its benefits!) I had tried compazine, but to no avail...so...tomorrow will let you know how it works for me! Gosh, it's great to have friends to turn to...this is an incredibly difficult conversation to have with even family!

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Ron Says:
 
You will have to find a pharmacy that can compound it. My wife gets it from Harpersville Pharmacy in Harpersville, Alabama. If you want to call them (Phil or Scott) 205-642-9222. Scott and Phil are the pharmacists!

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