A 23-year-old member asked:
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is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Yes.
Answered on Nov 5, 2015
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Both are potent drug: They are both potent drugs when given other than by an oral route. When taken by mouth, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is less potent.
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
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