Paregoric, Camphorated Opium Tincture

Category: Gastrointestinal

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 term "paregoric" has also been used for boiled sweets which contained the substance,... [wikipedia]

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