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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)

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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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Please tell me what does demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) with lidocaine do?

Please tell me what does demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) with lidocaine do?

Two things: Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is a pain killer, lidocaine, among other things, is a short acting anesthetic, blocking sensation. ...Read more

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

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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Help plz! Can pregnant women take demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) tablets or syrup?

Help plz! Can pregnant women take demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) tablets or syrup?

Unsafe: Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is an opioid agonist and a controlled substance. It should not be taken during the pregnancy period, unless in the judgment of your physician the potential benefits bigger than the possible risk. Talk to your PCP for more information. ...Read more

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I am concerned for 6 years I have been on demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) for pain management., what should I do?

I am concerned for 6 years I have been on demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) for pain management., what should I do?

Talk to your doctor: If you are concerned about taking a narcotic for many years, discuss it with your physician who is prescribing it. Talk about the risks, benefits and alternatives. ...Read more

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How long after taking demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) should I wait to take hydrocodone since the demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is not helping pain at all?

How long after taking demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) should I wait to take hydrocodone since the demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is not helping pain at all?

It depends: It all depends on the dose. You may take hydrocodone right away if Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) does not help at all. Don't take Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) any more. It is worst analgesic. Again, be sure you breathe fine. ...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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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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