What is Opium?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Tincture of opium


See also: Lamaline

Opium is an opioid analgesic and antidiarrheal. It is used to treat diarrhea or pain. When an opioid is used for a long time, it may become habit-forming, causing mental or physical dependence.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Opium

Side effect Patients Percentage
Aggressive behavior 1
Nausea 1

Why patients stopped taking Opium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Opium


Stopped taking Opium

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Opium after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Diphenoxylate and Atropine (Lomotil) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Opium.