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Demerol Warnings and Precautions

Before starting treatment, warnings and precautions for Demerol should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. Although this pain reliever was once very popular, many healthcare providers no longer prescribe it (as serious side effects have been reported). As a narcotic, Demerol has a significant potential for addiction and abuse. It is usually recommended that this medication be avoided if possible in most situations.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Demerol?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Demerol® (meperidine hydrochloride) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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