Advertisement

Is Paregoric habit-forming?

Paregoric (Tincture of Opium) is an anti-diarrheal that hinders contractions of the gastrointestinal tract to slow the movement of the stool to treat diarrhea. Since it contains a very low dose of opium that contains the narcotic morphine, it can cause dependence if used long term.

Continue Learning about Antidiarrheal

Who should not take antidiarrhea and gas medications?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Children aged 6 years or younger should not take antidiarrhea medications, unless your child's docto...
More Answers
What are anti-diarrheal and gas medications?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Anti-diarrheal and anti-gas medications include over-the-counter products that help control symp...
More Answers
Are there generic anti-diarrheals and gas medications?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Yes, generic anti-diarrheal and anti-gas products are readily available. For diarrhea, bismuth s...
More Answers
Are Anti-Diarrhea and Anti-Gas Medications Safe to Take If I Am Pregnant?
Are Anti-Diarrhea and Anti-Gas Medications Safe to Take If I Am Pregnant?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.