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