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Why are meperidine and promethizine prescribed together is it okay to only take meperidine?

Why are meperidine and promethizine prescribed together is it okay to only take meperidine?

Ancient wisdom: In medical school, we were taught to combine Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and Promethazine because they provided better acute pain relief. There is nothing wrong with Meperidine (demerol) for short-term treatment, however metabolic products of this medicine causes damage in the long run. Keep in mind, this combination came at emergency rooms. Combining an opiate with a safe sedative gets people out of the er. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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What is the equianalgesic dose when comparing 50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? What about 30mg codiene to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Tramadol?

What is the equianalgesic dose when comparing 50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? 

What about 30mg codiene to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Tramadol?

50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?: Meperidine (Demerol) 50 mg was superior to tramadol 50 mg for acute pain relief in patients with suspected renal colic when given intravenously. Because many patients in both groups received supplemental meperidine and the response to tramadol alone cannot be predicted, clinicians may want to choose higher doses of meperidine alone or other alternative combinations. ...Read more

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Is percocet or demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) stronger?

Is percocet or demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) stronger?

Yes: This is not an easy conversion but most conversions show oxycodone to be much stronger. ...Read more

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Can you take demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and oxycodone together?

Can you take demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and oxycodone together?

Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) with oxy: These two drugs both act at the same receptor within the body. Taking them together can potentially be lethal. They should only be taken as prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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I was given Morphine, IV it caused respitory arrest. I have taken Hydrocodone, Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) & Percocet,&was fine Can I take Codeine a morphine derivative?

I was given Morphine, IV it caused respitory arrest. I have taken Hydrocodone, Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) & Percocet,&was fine Can I take Codeine a morphine derivative?

Morphine: There is a greater risk when you take or get any medication IV. You had it. The Hydrocodone and the Percocet are oral and at much lower doses. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is not recommended oral and is usually used IV. While there is a risk it is small, it does increase if you use alcohol or other sedatives. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and percocet together?

Is it safe to take demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and percocet together?

Possibly-best not to: Both medications are in the class of an opiate. Therefore the effects of taking them together are additive. You get more analgesia (pain relief) and more side effects, the most serious being respiratory depression. This can suppress your drive to breath altogether leading to death. Whether this happens or not depends on your tolerance to this type of medication-look up definition of tolerance. ...Read more

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What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between oxycodone and demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Pure opiate/ atropin: Oxycodone is a pure opiate agonist drug. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) in contrast is a relative of Atropine and has some analgesic effects but it's not as potent as oxycodone. ...Read more

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What is the medicinal use of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

What is the medicinal use of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

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. ...Read more

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Are extreme pain and numbness normal after a demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) shot?

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Are extreme pain and numbness normal after a demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) shot?

Not typically: Where did you have the shot and where is your pain. Local pain at the site of the injection is not uncommon and should be self limiting. Where is your numbness. In the typical site of im injections it would be unlikely to hit a nerve and cause pain and numbness. If you got the injection intravenously, the IV insertion could cause localized pain and nerve trauma leading to pain and numbness. ...Read more

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Will vicodin, oxycotin 80, and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) show up as the same thing on standard urine test?

Will vicodin, oxycotin 80, and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) show up as the same thing on standard urine test?

Yes: In a standard urine drug screen they will show up a positive for opiates. There are more complex tests that can be done that will break down which drugs you've taken. ...Read more

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Drugtest came back positive for meth, amp, esmolol, lidocaine, propofol, caffine, diphenhydramine, and benzos, all adminitstered by hospital ?

Drugtest came back positive for meth, amp, esmolol, lidocaine, propofol, caffine, diphenhydramine, and benzos, all adminitstered by hospital ?

Get note: If this is actually what happened, you need to request a note from the hospital where you were given these drugs to clear you . ...Read more

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If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?

If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?

May be : You are probably allergic to class of medications called narcotics and Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and Dilaudid are from the same family try non steroidal as Motrin advil or tram afoul ultramodern. ...Read more

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Does oxycontin 20mg and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) the same in a drug test?

Does oxycontin 20mg and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) the same in a drug test?

Codeine derivatives: Oxycontin is oxycodone, a powerful oral narcotic. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is hydrocodone plus acetaminophen. Though both are Codeine derivatives, one and/or the other may test positive on a narcotics screening test. ...Read more

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Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done. My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal. My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low. I have all of the

Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done.  My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal.  My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low.  I have all of the

Any : Any test has a risk of being a false negative or even false positve for that matter. Heavy metal toxicity/poisoning is a very difficult issue, and has been a challenge for a lot of doctors. I recommend you consult a medical toxicologist. These doctors specialize in poison and metal toxicity. If you have already done so, i suggest a second opinion by another doctor in the field. Good luck. ...Read more