Demerol Hydrochloride 100mg (Meperidine) is an opioid used to treat moderate-to-severe pain.
Meperidine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about Demerol hydrochloride 100mg (meperidine)?
You should not use meperidine if you have severe asthma or breathing problems.
Meperidine can slow or stop your breathing, and may be habit-forming. Use only your prescribed dose. Never share meperidine with another person.
MISUSE OF NARCOTIC MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Meperidine may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother has taken this medicine during pregnancy.
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death could occur.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Demerol hydrochloride 100mg (meperidine)?
You should not use meperidine if you are allergic to it, or if you have severe asthma or breathing problems.
Do not use meperidine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
Some medicines can interact with meperidine and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Be sure your doctor knows if you also take medicine for depression, mental illness, Parkinson’s disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. Ask your doctor before making any changes in how or when you take your medications.