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How do I take Paregoric?

Paregoric (Tincture of Opium) is an anti-diarrheal that contains a very low dose of opium, a narcotic that hinders contractions of the gastrointestinal tract to slow the movement of stool to treat diarrhea. The liquid tincture is taken by mouth one to four times a day or immediately after each loose bowel movement. Adults usual take 5-10 ml. and children take 0.25-0.5 ml. per kg. of body weight.

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