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Is meperidine an addictive opiate to use?

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Dr. Kenneth Joel
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Joel
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