Paregoric, Camphorated Opium Tincture

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Paregoric, Camphorated Opium Tincture Overview

Paregoric, or camphorated tincture of opium, also known as tinctura opii camphorata, is a traditional patent medicine known for its antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic properties. According to Goodman and Gilman's 1965 edition, "Paregoric is a 4% opium tincture in which there is also benzoic acid, camphor, and anise oil. ... Paregoric by tradition is used especially for children."[1] The name "paregoric" has also been used for a kind of boiled sweet, originally (and by s...

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where can I buy paragoric liquid for stomach pains - is it still made and if so where can i buy it in the NYC area ? ## My daughter was prescribed paragoric as an infant fo colick. I only gave it to her twice because I sampled it and it hurt my stomach, so I refused to give it to her again. Instead I was advised to give her catnip tea and it worked inside of 3 days. I made a tea and added honey in her bottle...she loved it. Catnip is very soothing to the digestive system. ## I am glad to hear that you had a good experience using catnip tea however it is unsafe to give honey to infants as a sweetener or in any form as it can cause infant botulism. This includes honey in cooked form. Check with your pediatrician regarding the catnip tea. I have found for my children and now grandchild tha...

availability in New York metro area

My client is unable to find a pharmacy which will supply tincture of opium. ## From what I could gather on the topic, "recent enforcement action by the FDA against manufacturers of paregoric and opium tincture suggests that opium tincture's availability in the U.S. may be in jeopardy." It is still actually available, today, by prescription, but in a more purified form and is only prescribed under certain strict medical criteria. You can learn more about it here: Listed below is a pharmacy-locator site that uses your zip code to find nearby pharmacies within a given mile range: Phone numbers and addresses are included in the list after you verify your zip code; so I would suggest calling a number of them to see if anyone can fill your client's prescription. Your client ma...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Paregoric, Camphorated Opium Tincture
  • Liquid: 2mg/5ml
  • Solution: 2mg/5ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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