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Meperidine Allergy In Children
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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