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Paregoric




Indications
Dosage
How Supplied

INDICATIONS

Paregoric (anhydrous morphine) is useful for the treatment of diarrhea.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Usual Pediatric Dosage:

0.25 to 0.5 mL/kg of body weight 1 to 4 times a day.

Usual Adult Dosage:

5 to 10 mL (1 to 2 teaspoonfuls) 1 to 4 times a day.

HOW SUPPLIED

Paregoric (anhydrous morphine) , USP contains Anhydrous Morphine 2 mg/5 mL (from Opium); Alcohol 45 percent and is available in a pint (473 mL) bottle.

Store at controlled room temperature 59°-86° F (15°-30° C). Protect from light.

NOTE: This product may deposit a sediment if exposed to low temperatures. Filter if necessary.

Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP

CAUTION: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004

Indications
Dosage
How Supplied

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