A 35-year-old member asked:
what is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?
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Dr. Pascal Scemama de gialluly answered
11 years experience Anesthesiology
An opioid analgesic: demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or meperidine is a opioid-based pain medication. Its action, risks and side effects are somehwat similar to morphine. It can be dangerous if used in combination of certain antidepressants (such as SSRIs or MAOs). UNlike other narcotics (opioids) it does not constrict pupils. It is often used to reduce shivering after anesthesia.
Answered on Nov 28, 2014
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