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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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Are meprozine capsules like demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Are meprozine capsules like demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

No: Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) contains Meperidine - a narcotic pain killer.
Meprozine contains Meperidine also but has Promethazine as well which helps reduce nausea. ...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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What to do if for 6 years I have been on demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) for pain management.?

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

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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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Why don't doctors prescribe demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) for pain relief?

Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride): You will never seen this in the USA - Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) oral. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) has got a bad rap. Some physicians may still use it IV in the hospital setting. ...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 are the side effects of Narcan IV for overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

Withdrawal: Immediate and severe withdrawal-nausea, vomitting, severe pain sensations if chronic use. Just waking up otherwise. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Narcan IV for an overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

What are the side effects of Narcan IV for an overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

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

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Can you tell me the side effects of Narcan IV for overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

Can you tell me the side effects of Narcan IV for overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

Narcan (naloxone): Possible: chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeats;
dry cough, feeling short of breath;
sweating, severe nausea or vomiting;
headache, agitation, anxiety, confusion, ringing /ears;
seizure;
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

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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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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Could painkillers (hydros, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) vidodin. Watevev) give anybody else nightmares?

Could painkillers (hydros, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) vidodin. Watevev) give anybody else nightmares?

Yes: This class of medications can cause nightmares in some people and calm them in others. We are all wired uniquely, part of the marvel of creation celebrated this holiday season. ...Read more

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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

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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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Can you take oxycodone, demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) & Adderall at the same time?

Can you take oxycodone, demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) & Adderall at the same time?

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

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Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?

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

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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?

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

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I'm immune to the hydromorphone actions, but not other opioids such as demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) or morphine?

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

Demerol (Definition)

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


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