What is Demerol?

What is Demerol medication?Demerol, also known as, meperidine, belongs to the group of narcotic analgesics for pain relief. Similar to morphine, it works by dulling the pain reception center in the brain. It is prescribed for moderate to severe pain and acts in the central nervous system to relieve pain. Sometimes it may also be used before or during an operation to help the anesthetic work better or for pain for labor and delivery.

Demerol’s side effects can also be caused by actions in the central nervous system. If taken repeatedly you can build up a tolerance to Demerol both mentally and physically and so this drug should not be given to anyone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Only use Demerol as prescribed by a doctor because of its addictive nature. Physical dependence may lead to withdrawal side effects when you stop taking the medicine.

Things to Consider Before Taking Demerol

If you have any of these conditions, the safety of your health should be evaluated before taking Dermerol:

  • Asthma, COPD, sleep apnea or other breathing disorders
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Under active thyroid
  • A history of head injury or brain tumor
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorders
  • Low blood pressure
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Addison’s disease or other adrenal gland disorders
  • Enlarged prostate, urination problems
  • Mental illness

Dangers of Demerol

Demerol is only available by a medical doctor or dentist’s prescription. It has dangerous side effects that could be fatal if combined with alcohol. Demerol side effects can impair your thinking or reactions and should be evaluated before doing anything that requires you to be awake and alert like driving.

If you’ve taken too much and are in risk of an overdose, seek emergency medical attention immediately. Overdose symptoms include:

  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Confusion
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slow heart rate
  • Fainting
  • Coma

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