A 40-year-old member asked:
what is the medicinal use of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Teicheira answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Older pain med: People like demerol (meperidine hydrochloride). It's a fact. There's something about it that gives a better comfort to those suffering with pain. Unfortunately, there is a toxic byproduct that keeps us from using it for chronic pain. Most ers have switched to Dilaudid and /or toradol.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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