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Related to opium tincture: paregoric, laudanum, Lomotil, tincture of iodine
an analgesic and antidiarrheal.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of intestinal hyperactivity, cramping, and diarrhea.
contraindications Drug dependence, the presence of toxic matter in the bowel, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are drug dependence, toxic megacolon, and central nervous system depression.