Is it safe to take demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and percocet together?

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.

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I was given Morphine, IV it caused respitory arrest. I have taken Hydrocodone, Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) & Percocet, &was fine Can I take Codeine a morphine derivative?

Morphine. There is a greater risk when you take or get any medication IV. You had it. The Hydrocodone and the Percocet are oral and at much lower doses. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is not recommended oral and is usually used IV. While there is a risk it is small, it does increase if you use alcohol or other sedatives. 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...

Will Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) offer good pain relief after orthopedic procedures (plates and screws in tibia)? Does 50 or 100mg compare to 5-10mg Percocet?

It can . Response to opiates is highly variable among patients. Oral Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is often less effective than intravenous Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride). I personally prefer oxycodone/Percocet over Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) for moderate to severe pain once a patient is on oral meds. . Read more...

Is Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) a good alternative to Percocet for post op pain? For less respiratory depression and constipation? Which one is more effective?

Both opioids. Both are effective for post-op pain. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is most effective when given by injection (IM) or by IV, it is least effective taken by mouth. Percocet has risks associated with the acetaminophen content. Both can cause respiratory depression and constipation. In the hospital post-surgery, demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) would be better and controlled by staff. Outpatient, percocet would be better choice, limit dosage. Read more...

Can you take demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) 6 hours after 10mg of nubain?

I wouldn't. Mainly because i would not recommend Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) in anyone. It is an outdated drug with way too many side effects, and should have been off the market years ago. Nubain is a mixed agonist-antagonist, which means it works at one receptor (mu) while blocking another (kappa). After 6 hours, much of the blocking effect should have worn off, but it still would likely have some. Talk to your doctor. Read more...

Help plz! Can pregnant women take demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) tablets or syrup?

Unsafe. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is an opioid agonist and a controlled substance. It should not be taken during the pregnancy period, unless in the judgment of your physician the potential benefits bigger than the possible risk. Talk to your PCP for more information. Read more...