A 24-year-old female asked:
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after surgery one nurse gave me demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and the other nurse gave me percocet not long after . did they double dose me and make a mistake.?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Most likely is all based on the institutional pain protocol and your response to treatment. If there was a mistake most institutions have now specific guidelines and they will make you aware.
Answered on Jul 26, 2019
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Dr. Adil Roomi
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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
As long as you are awake and your breathing is not shallow an additional lose dose narcotic should not have a deleterious effect.
May 20, 2014

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