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User Reviews for Opium

Also known as: Opium Deodorized, Opium Tincture, Deodorized, Paregoric

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Opium Rating Summary

9.5/10 Average Rating

17 Ratings with 12 User Reviews

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"This medicine is the ONLY thing that is keeping me from being on TPN again. I have had 3 surgeries, tried different anti diarrheal medications, from over the counter to powdered, to lomodil. I was taking the last one named 6 at a time 3x a day and still dumping. Now I take Opium Tincture 3x day 0.6mL and lomodil between doses. This allowed me to only dump 4to6 X' s first thing when I wake up. The tincture is saving my life, and is a last resort before TPN which I was previously forced to have to live. Surgery to reverse the roux n y that a surgeon needlessly did to prevent serious gerd 2 yrs ago causing the dumping has not helped, but I am hopeful since the reversal was only 5 mo ago. I am tired all of the time, but alive!"

   
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Annettern March 6, 2016

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Paregoric (opium): "Paregoric is a wonderful medication. Not sure if I have Crohn's disease or IBS but when having a flare it is the best thing I have found. As a child I was given a medication with paregoric in it and it always worked and made me feel better. I hate the fact that medications are so abused that the government feels the need to take it off the shelf. I have not been able to get a prescription for more than 5 years."

   
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Nightwinds-Patricia January 12, 2016

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Paregoric (opium): "the only manufacturer of this is not currently shipping the drug although their customer service says they will at some unspecified date. All customers should contact them, and ask them to prioritize putting this prescription back in the supply chain so those of us who rely on it can leave the house without fear of an "accident"."

   
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IBS patient (taken for 10 years or more) October 4, 2015

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"I used Tincture of Opium for about 7 years for chronic diarrhea. This was the only medicine that could allow down the diarrhea. Unfortunately since it is a class 2 narcotic I was forced to retire my nurse license and go on disability. Took a remarkable 7cc's 6 Times a day and still had diarrhea flare ups several times a week. The pharmacists always questioned the dosage when I was hospitalized for any reason. I was forced to stop using it when the price went up. "

   
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Lugene May 23, 2014

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"Colon Cancer forced removal of entire colon except 7.5 cm at rectum. J-Pouch constructed from Small Intestine to work as colon but small storage means frequent diarrhea. Drs. prescribed 1.0 ml Tincture 3 times a day to slow this. Four years later taking 0.5 ml 3 times daily. This treatment very successful. Side effects now beginning to show on legs and ankles in form of circulatory (vein) collapses. So short term, awesome medicine. Long term...we shall see."

   
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nebraska43 April 25, 2014

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Opium Tincture, Deodorized (opium): "Diarrhea is a symptom of disease, not a disease by itself. It is important to treat the underlying cause (e.g., Crohn's, IBS, cancer, etc.) not just the symptoms. Opium tincture should be used only as a last resort and for a short period of time (1-2 weeks max). I have taken this medication off-and-on over the past decade, but only when everything else fails and I have to travel. It is very effective at stopping diarrhea."

   
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Albion (taken for 10 years or more) March 4, 2013

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Paregoric (opium): "I have been taking Paregoric for more than half my life. I have seen many doctors and tried many different medicines and this is the only medicine that relives my diarrhea problem. My mother had the same problem and almost never went out and became a shut-in. If she had to go out she stopped eating for several days before so there would be nothing to come out and sometimes she still had accidents of large amounts of brown liquid coming out without time to get to a bathroom. This has happened to me twice and know I don't go anywhere without my small bottle of Paregoric because it works so fast. "

Anonymous October 27, 2011

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Paregoric (opium): "I have been to many Doctors and with many tests to find out nothing. Tried many types of medicines the only thing that works for me is Paregoric. I don't need much only two spoons a day and it let's me work. Without it I can be in the bathroom up to 16 times a day. Before my Dr. put me on this I had lost 30 lbs. I am not looking forward to the day when I run out."

   
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Markjdunn June 7, 2011

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Paregoric (opium): "Paregoric is the only medicine that will have any effect on my diarrhea caused by surgically induced Short Bowel Syndrome. To stop being housebound, I have to have it. Without it I can have no normal life. "

   
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Anonymous October 10, 2010

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Paregoric (opium): "I am a 35 year old woman who has tried hundreds of medications to help my chronic diarrhea. I have had multiple diagnosis depending upon the doctor I saw. They ranged from Crohn's, ulcerative Colitis, to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, to severe Irritable bowel syndrome, etc. I have been tested for everything. The only medication that has given me any relief and allows me work and keep going on with my daily activities is Paregoric. If this medication at some point goes off the market, my only alternative will be to file for medical disability and be a shut in. It is very scary and sad for me to that this may happen. This medication has given me the quality of life I need, to keep going everyday. "

   
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Need to Survive September 23, 2010

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Opium Tincture, Deodorized (opium): "From 10 gut surgeries, never had such serious "output". Opium Tincture "Deodorized" (WARNING: IT'S NOT PARAGORIC!!) is a critical part of medicinal therapies keeping me from life threatening dehydration. I expect to heal eventually, but for now, the Opium Tincture is a blessing. It is the MOST AWFUL tasting medicine ever! When I extract the Opium Tincture liquid with the tiny syringe made for this medicine, I ALWAYS slowly squirt the tiny amount into a small glass of Orange Juice which is the ONLY thing that effectively neutralizes that nasty taste. After stirring and drinking the mixture, I then swish a tiny bit of water in the glass and drink it so I'm sure to get all the med if it clings to the glass plus cleans the glass for next use."

   
8.0

glad2bfree March 11, 2010

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Paregoric (opium): "This medicine tastes awful."

   
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Anonymous February 2, 2010

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