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PAREGORIC (anhydrous morphine) , USP
(anhydrous morphine)

Each 5 mL (one teaspoonful) contains:

Anhydrous Morphine (from Opium) .............................................. 2 mg

WARNING: May be habit forming.

Inactive Ingredients:

Alcohol 45 percent, anise oil, benzoic acid, glycerin, and purified water.

What are the possible side effects of opium preparation (Opium Deodorized, Paregoric)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe constipation, bloating, stomach cramps;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • weak or shallow breathing; or
  • seizure (convulsions).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • upset...

Read All Potential Side Effects and See Pictures of Paregoric »

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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