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How does anhydrous morphine work?

Anhydrous morphine (Paregoric liquid, Opium tincture) is used to treat diarrhea. It reduces muscle contractions and fluid secretions in your intestines. This allows the contents to remain longer in your intestines, so more water can be absorbed from the fecal matter. This results in firmer stools.

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