National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

National Centre for

NCPE Ireland

Opium Tincture (Dropizol®

Opium Tincture (Dropizol®) is indicated for severe diarrhoea such as diarrhoea caused by cytostatic medication, radiation or neuroendocrine tumours when use of other anti-diarrhoea treatments have not given sufficient effect.


NCPE Assessment Process Complete
Rapid review commissioned 04/03/2019
Rapid review completed 03/04/2019
Rapid Review outcome A full HTA is not recommended. The NCPE recommends that opium tincture (Dropizol) not be considered for reimbursement at the submitted price. This recommendation should be considered while also having regard to the criteria specified in the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013.