What is Opium?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Tincture of opium

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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
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Opium

Side effect Patients
Aggressive behavior 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Opium

Dosage Patients
100 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Opium

Multiple reasons could be selected

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

Duration

Currently taking Opium

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped taking Opium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Opium.