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What does meperidine feel like?

What does meperidine feel like?

It is a narcotic: Like most narcotics, meperidine, aka demerol, 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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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 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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Meperidine - is it still used to stop migraines, or do people just use that nasal spray?

Usually no: If migraines don't respond to over the counter drugs, doctors try to use migraine specific medications such as triptans such as imitrex, maxalt, relpax, zomig, etc or dhe and use narcotics or butalbital combinations as rescue medication or if patients have contraindications to the other medications. ...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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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 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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What does meperidine feel like?

It is a narcotic: Like most narcotics, meperidine, aka demerol, 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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Is meperidine an addictive opiate to use?

Is meperidine an addictive opiate to use?

Yes: Meperidine, or demerol, 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 or Meperidine may cause both. ...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?

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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Meperidine - is it still used to stop migraines, or do people just use that nasal spray?

Usually no: If migraines don't respond to over the counter drugs, doctors try to use migraine specific medications such as triptans such as imitrex, maxalt, relpax, zomig, etc or dhe and use narcotics or butalbital combinations as rescue medication or if patients have contraindications to the other medications. ...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