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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
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
Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) expire: Look on the bottle - there should be a date there. ...Read more
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
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
Death: Nausea, sedation, seizures and death.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes. Check with the doc who did the rx as well. ...Read more
Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride): Yes - definitely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What to do if for 6 years I have been on demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) for pain management.?
Is your: Pain source gone and wish to get off narcotics or want to switch to something else ...Read more
I am concerned for 6 years I have been on demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) for pain management., what should I do?
How long after taking demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) should I wait to take hydrocodone since the demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is not helping pain at all?
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
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
Withdrawal: Immediate and severe withdrawal-nausea, vomitting, severe pain sensations if chronic use. Just waking up otherwise. ...Read more
Many: Side effects fromnaltrexone include interruptions of heart rythm, rapid heart rate, increase or decrease in blood pressuer; nausea and vomitting; sweating, and withdrawal symptoms if the person has been using the drug. (the brand Narcan (naloxone) has been discontinued in the us). ...Read more
Can you tell me the side effects of Narcan IV for overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?
Possible: chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeats;
dry cough, feeling short of breath;
sweating, severe nausea or vomiting;
headache, agitation, anxiety, confusion, ringing /ears;
feeling like you might pass out; or
weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop).
http://www. Rxlist. Com/narcan-side-effects-drug-center. Htm. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for arachnoiditis im in so much pain im currently on 200mg of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) daily
Non-opioids: For the burning pain associated with arachnoiditis, non-opioid pain meds may work better like membrane stabilizers (gabapentin) or some anti-depressents. Patients also improve with spinal cord stimulation. I hope you do better soon. Talk to you doctor about the above options. ...Read more
Had wisdoms removed I'm on 100 mg of methadone. I wa prescribed 50 mg demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) one every 4 hrs is it ok? Will it kill me?
Check with dentist: Probably not... But check with your dentist who should know that you are taking the methadone. It may be that you might not need to take the Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) since you are already taking the methadone. One of the oral surgeons here may have a different opinion. ...Read more
After surgery one nurse gave me Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and the other nurse gave me Percocet not long after. Did they double dose me and make a mistake.?
Not likely: Most likely is all based on the institutional pain protocol and your response to treatment. If there was a mistake most institutions have now specific guidelines and they will make you aware. ...Read more
Could painkillers (hydros, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) vidodin. Watevev) give anybody else nightmares?
When charting, can pain medicine, such as Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) cause a low basal body temperature the next morning?
Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) cause hypothermia: Serious overdosage with meperidine is characterized by respiratory depression (a decrease in respiratory rate and/or tidal volume, Cheyne-Stokes respiration, cyanosis), extreme somnolence progressing to stupor or coma, skeletal muscle flaccidity, hypothermia, cold and clammy skin, and sometimes bradycardia and hypotension. In severe overdosage, particularly by the intravenous route, apnea, circulatory collapse, cardiac arrest, and death may occur. ...Read more
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
Wouldn't suggest it: Those are some pretty stout medications and risky enough alone. Poly pharmacy can present risk of interactions and synergy. This can be dangerous and even deadly. ...Read more
Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?
Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they have all the reasons in the world to be very careful. Ask for reassurance since your worries are important too - even if unneeded. Get instructions for before/after and good info. Best! ...Read more
Hi docs, my friend has severe night sweats; started after his surgery and reaction to demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) injection. Need advice?
See Doctor: To discuss options and how to treat this side effect he is having. ...Read more
I'm having a leep proc done. My dr insists on general. I don't feel comfortable being put under. Would you recommend Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) & local on the cervix?
If by "general" you: Meant in the hospital, in the OR, then that's unusual. He might have suggested a spinal anesthesia, which is not even common depending on how extensive the LEEP is planned. But Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and local on cervix may be enough for you esp if you have other risk factors for general anesthesia. Hopefully an anesthesiologist or Gynecologist can give an input. ...Read more
I may be having a hydrocele surgical procedure and I would prefer not to have general anesthesia. Would versed & demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or some similar combo be OK?
I'm immune to the hydromorphone actions, but not other opioids such as demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) or morphine?
Sounds confusing: In that hydromorphone is metabolized into morphine, and that is the effective agent in our bodies. There are people who may lack the enzymes to metabolize certain drugs, and this has been reported in some people with codeine, where the enzyme that metabolizes it to morphine is absent. It is possible you have something similar. Sometimes it is that you have not gotten the right dose by right route. ...Read more