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Opium

Also known as B & O Supprettes 15-A and B & O Supprettes 16-A

Opium (poppy tears, lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Opium contains approximately 12% morphine, an alkaloid, which is frequently processed chemically to produce heroin for the illegal drug trade. The latex also includes codeine and non-narcotic alkaloids such as papaverine, thebaine and noscapine. The traditional, labor-intensive, method of obtaining the latex is to scratch ("score") the immature seed pods (fruits) by hand; the latex leaks out and dries to a sticky yellowish residue that is later scraped off, and dehydrated. The word "meconium" (derived from the Greek for "opium-like", but now used to refer to infant stools) historically referred to related, weaker preparations made from other parts of the poppy or different species of poppies.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $703.81 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed opium to treat otitis media, ear pain, diarrhea, and rabies.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take opium if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions


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