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Demerol Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Take Demerol?

You should not take Demerol if you:
  • Are allergic to Demerol, meperidine hydrochloride, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days. MAOIs include:



Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Demerol should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions with Demerol were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.
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