Generic Name : MEPERIDINE ABSTRACT – Demerol is a medication drug that is classified as a narcotic analgesic and...
Demerol is a medication drug that is classified as a narcotic analgesic and is used in place of non-opioid medication to relieve short-term pains. It is an opioid that is only used in the circumstance where other medications prove inefficiency, as this drug can lead to substance abuse or opioid addiction.
- Demerol is to be taken as directed by the doctors. This drug must be administered with care.
- Do not terminate drug course suddenly unless advised. Withdrawal symptoms may occur and can be very severe if not managed well.
- Demerol tablets must be consumed whole without crushing or breaking it for any purpose. Leftover tablets must be discarded.
- General Adult Dosage available:
Oral tablet – 50-150mg (every 3-4 hours, as needed)
SIDE EFFECTS –
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
- Shallow breathing
- Slowed heart rate
- Mood swings
- Uncontrolled tics
- Low cortisol
- Severe nausea, vomiting
- Serotonin syndrome
LONG-TERM SIDE EFFECTS –
- Fertility may be affected for an unknown period of time, in both men as well as women.
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Demerol has major interactions with 147 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
- Nitrous oxide
Demerol has moderate interactions with 238 different drugs.
- Provide the doctor with a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of head injuries, brain tumors, breathing problems, substance addictions, stomach blockage, difficulty in urination, liver / kidney disease, sick cell anemia or problems with the adrenal gland.
- Do not consume this drug in case of an allergy to Demerol, asthmatic conditions or a blockage in the stomach.
- Do not use this drug in case of the usage of an MAO inhibitor in the 14 days prior to drug consumption.
- Do not consume this drug while pregnant, as Demerol can cause dependency in the child.
- Do not consume this drug while nursing, as it may transfer through breast milk and cause difficulties for the feeding newborn.
- Avoid alcohol strictly, while on drug course.
- Avoid any drug that can slow breathing or heart rate while on drug course.