opium tincture (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on opium tincture to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: Opium tincture contains morphine. Morphine is excreted in breast milk; however, the American Academy of Pediatrics committee states that it is safe to use while breastfeeding.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of opium tincture are sedation, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and rarely itching and rash. Respiratory depression and physical and psychological dependence also occur.

REFERENCE: Tincture of Opium Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2014

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