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In the US, Opium (opium systemic) is a member of the drug class narcotic analgesics and is used to treat Diarrhea.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Opioid analgesic

Hypnotic agent

Antidiarrheal agent

Chemical Name

Air-dried milky exudate obtained by incising the unripe capsules of Papaver somniferumLinné or its variety albumDe Candolle (Fam. Papaveraceae) (USP)

Foreign Names

  • Opium crudum (Latin)
  • Opium (German)
  • Opium brut (French)
  • Opio en bruto (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Powdered Opium (OS: JAN)
  • Gum Opium (IS)
  • Laudanum (IS)
  • Rohopium (IS)
  • Opium (PH: USP 38)
  • Opium, Raw (PH: BP 2010, Ph. Eur. 6)
  • Powdered Opium (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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