Posted 12/15/2008 12:46 AM (GMT -6)
Actually, never mind, I googled and found this so it doesn't sound like something that can be used long term and it seems it mainly aids with D...
Opium is a narcotic used to treat diarrhea or pain.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as directed. May take with food or meals if stomach upset occurs. Carefully measure each dose using the dropper provided. The drops may be mixed with soft food, water or juice. Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit- forming. Also, if used for an extended period, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval. Over time, this drug may not work as well. Consult your doctor if this medication stops working well.
SIDE EFFECTS: Lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: tremor, mood/mental changes, rapid heart rate. In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: liver disease, heart disease, gallbladder problems, intestinal diseases, an enlarged prostate, asthma or other breathing problems, seizures, drug dependency, drug allergies. Use caution driving or operating machinery or doing activities requiring alertness. Rise slowly from a lying or sitting position to lessen the occurrence of dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Good luck and be careful with it!