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What is the definition or description of: Meperidine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Meperidine allergy?

Reactive rash +: Meperidine allergy is a classic allergic reaction. This typically involves rash and itching at multiple areas including the neck, trunk and limbs. Severe forms of allergy can involve the lungs with decreased airway exchange; this is an emergency. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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3 yr old needs pulpotomies & crowns. Prone to allergies. Which is safest w/ fewest risks or side effects- Versed, Hydroxyzine or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Thanks!

3 yr old needs pulpotomies & crowns. Prone to allergies. Which is safest w/ fewest risks or side effects- Versed, Hydroxyzine or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Thanks!

Anesthesiologist: Or experienced Pedodontist are the best to judge after examining the child, insufficient information and limited platform for assessment and decision making, good luck ...Read more

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

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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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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Is meperidine an addictive opiate to use?

Is meperidine an addictive opiate to use?

Yes: Meperidine, or demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) is a very addictive opiate. The opiate also forms a significant physiologic dependence in patients if used for extended periods. Addiction is a biopsychosocial disease with a genetic predisposition. Dependency is a physiologic dependence on a medication. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or Meperidine may cause both. ...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 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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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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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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I was prescribed meperidine in syrup form, 50mg per 5ml. Is this safe to take while nursing my 2 month old baby?

I was prescribed meperidine in syrup form, 50mg per 5ml. Is this safe to take while nursing my 2 month old baby?

Will sedate the baby: Use of Meperidine is not recommended while breast feeding
if you have to tale this drug than you stop nursing or do not take it. ...Read more

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What does meperidine feel like?

What does meperidine feel like?

It is a narcotic: Like most narcotics, meperidine, aka demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) can be addicting. Side effects include constipation, nausea, euphoria and many others. If you are in severe pain, it can be very helpful on a short term basis. If not, avoid it. ...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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Is it possible to be on mepergan fortis (meperidine and promethazine)?

Is it possible to be on mepergan fortis (meperidine and promethazine)?

Mepergan fortis: Meperidine is a narcotic painkiller and promethazine is an anti-nausea medication. Mepergan fortis can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. It also has many drug interactions and can't be mixed with alcohol. This medication is very addictive and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. ...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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Has anyone had problems on mepergan fortis (meperidine and promethazine)?

Has anyone had problems on mepergan fortis (meperidine and promethazine)?

Yes: This drug is rarely prescribed as it has multiple serious side effects. The worst are the strong euphoria is produces in susceptible people. In addition, in high enough doses, it causes seizures. ...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

Meperidine Allergy (Definition)

Meperidine allergy is a classic allergic reaction. This typically involves rash and itching at multiple areas including the neck, trunk and limbs. Severe forms of allergy can involve the lungs with decreased airway exchange; ...Read more