A 48-year-old female asked:
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i need to know if taking 300mg of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) oral is safe.

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Dr. Carl Balog
38 years experience Pain Management
No: Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) has been going out of favor as an oral pain medication for more than a decade. It has more potential side effects and drug interactions than hydrocodone or oxycodone. It can lower your seizure threshold, becoming more dangerous if you have kidney problems. Ask for a different pain reliever.
Answered on Oct 5, 2015
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