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Demerol Uses

Can Children Use Demerol?

Demerol is approved for use in children, although children seem to be particularly sensitive to its effects (and side effects). Healthcare providers should use Demerol cautiously in children and should calculate an appropriate dosage using the child's weight.

Off-Label Uses for Demerol

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Demerol for something other than the uses discussed previously in this article (this would be known as an "off-label" use). Using Demerol to treat or prevent shivering is an off-label use. Also, giving the drug as an epidural or intrathecal infusion (which is similar to an epidural) is an off-label practice.
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