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Meperidine Hydrochloride Medication
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
Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride): Yes - definitely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
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
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
Withdrawal: Immediate and severe withdrawal-nausea, vomitting, severe pain sensations if chronic use. Just waking up otherwise. ...Read more
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
Can you tell me the side effects of Narcan IV for overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?
Possible: chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeats;
dry cough, feeling short of breath;
sweating, severe nausea or vomiting;
headache, agitation, anxiety, confusion, ringing /ears;
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
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
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
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