Pain Home > Demerol Effects
Demerol (meperidine) is a narcotic medication that produces numerous effects. It can be used to relieve pain, suppress coughing, and cause drowsiness. Some of the other effects of Demerol include decreased breathing, slowing of the digestive tract, and physical dependence. Euphoria can also occur; many people abuse this drug because they experience unusual, pleasant feelings while taking it.
- Pain relief
- Cough suppression
- Anxiety relief
- Unusual, unpleasant feelings (dysphoria) or unusual, pleasant feelings (euphoria)
- Decreased breathing (slow or shallow breathing)
- Certain changes in the circulatory system
- Slowing of the digestive tract
- Physical dependence.