Laudanum is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.
- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Laudanum
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Laudanum in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Laudanum
Laudanum in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Historical Use of Laudanum in Western Medicine
Quote Paraph: "Opium was recommended in epilepsy by Parcelsus and by Crato and Quercetanus in the sixteenth century, and De Haen published a case in which large doses of laudanum, taken on the occurrence of the warning of a fit, cut short the attacks and cured the disease. It has, for the most part, given place to other remedies. Its alkaloid, morphia, has been advocated by Dr. Radcliffe, and I have employed it in a considerable number of cases. Now and then it is certainly effective, but much more frequently in hysteroid cases than in epilepsy. The exact nature of the attacks in the following case is a matter of some doubt, whether they were those of minor epilepsy or purely hysteroid; but morphia was more effectual than bromide in arresting them."
Primary Source: Gowers, WR. Epilepsy and other chronic convulsive diseases. New York. William Wood & Company. 1885. p. 225.
Synonymns for Laudanum
Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Laudanum
Evidence or the Use of Laudanum in the Treatment of Epilepesy
Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials
Randomized Controlled Trials
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