Aromatic chalk with opium
Mixture containing calcium carbonate 325mg and opium tincture 0.5ml per 10ml dose.
Each 10ml dose contains 5mg of anhydrous morphine.
Raised intracranial pressure
Obstructive pulmonary disease
Acute ulcerative colitis
Antibiotic associated colitis
Children under 12 years
Precautions and Warnings
Inflammatory bowel disease
Use with caution in patients with inflammatory or obstructive bowel disorder
Advise patient that If symptoms persist longer than 24 hours they should contact a doctor.
Must be ordered specially
Ensure adequate hydration is maintained. Drink plenty of fluids during diarrhoeal episodes.
There is a theoretical possibility that this preparation might cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery if affected.
Avoid long term use as dependence may occur
It is strongly recommended that the UK National Poisons Information Service be consulted on cases of suspected or actual overdose where there is doubt over the degree of risk or about appropriate management.
The following number will direct the caller to the relevant local centre (0844) 892 0111
Information may be obtained if you have access to ToxBase the primary clinical toxicology database of the National Poisons Information Service. This is available via password on the internet (https://www.toxbase.org/).
British National Formulary 50 September 2006
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