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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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Meperidine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Meperidine hydrochloride is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...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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I need to know if taking 300mg of Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) oral is safe.

I need to know if taking 300mg of Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) oral is safe.

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. ...Read more

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Is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) 50mg a good pain managment drug? Please advise!

It is a good: painkiller. Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of acute pain. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is opioid and good painkiller. When pain is accompanied by inflammation, NSAIDs are more effective than opioids in managing pain. Ask your doctor for more information. ...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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I take 2mg of Kilonipn once a day. Doctor gave me Demerol 50mg for a painful procedure. Are these really safe to take together? I read it can be bad

Ask and Trust: Discuss your concern w/ your Dr. Perhaps the doses can be lower but the likely result will be to feel very sleepy for the short time you need both. If you want more reassurance, also ask the druggist but your Dr is best to talk w/. Try to reach trust and that will reduce the anxiety and pain too! For the future, consider supporting therapy to optimize the Rx help. ...Read more

Demerol (Definition)

Meperidine hydrochloride is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more