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What are the side effects of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) use, abuse?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Death
Nausea, sedation, seizures and death.

In brief: Death
Nausea, sedation, seizures and death.
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
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In brief: Many
Opioids cause sedation, nausea, itchiness, constipation, respiratory depression, and death in large doses when not tolerant.
Meperidine is unique in that its metabolite, normeperidine, can accumulate and cause neuroexcitation and seizures, especially in patients with kidney problems.

In brief: Many
Opioids cause sedation, nausea, itchiness, constipation, respiratory depression, and death in large doses when not tolerant.
Meperidine is unique in that its metabolite, normeperidine, can accumulate and cause neuroexcitation and seizures, especially in patients with kidney problems.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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