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Meperidine (Demerol)

Also known as Pethilorfan, Mepergan, Mepergan Fortis, Meprozine, and Demerol

Pethidine (INN) or meperidine hydrochloride (USAN) (commonly referred to as Demerol in the US but also referred to as: isonipecaine; lidol; pethanol; piridosal; Algil; Alodan; Centralgin; Dispadol; Dolantin; Mialgin (in Indonesia); Petidin Dolargan (in Poland); Dolestine; Dolosal; Dolsin; Mefedina) is a fast-acting opioid analgesic drug.

Source: Wikipedia

DEA Class 2 meaning a high potential for abuse, less abuse potential than Schedule I drugs, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence.

Estimated Total Cost: $27.1 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed meperidine to treat diverticulosis, hemorrhoids, colonic polyp, and cholecystitis.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take meperidine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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