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Paregoric Side Effects

Generic name: opium

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 22, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about opium. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Paregoric.

Applies to opium: oral tincture.

Serious side effects of Paregoric

Along with its needed effects, opium (the active ingredient contained in Paregoric) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking opium:

Incidence not known

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking opium:

Symptoms of overdose

Other side effects of Paregoric

Some side effects of opium may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.