Demeral, also known for its generic name of meperidine, is a narcotic pain killer given in three forms, injection, oral liquid, oral tablet. Due to demeral being much more effective at preventing pain as opposed to reliving pain that is already occurring, it is generally given on a regular schedule to keep a steady level in your system.
Demeral, being a narcotic, is prescription only and should be taken exactly as prescribed with the exact dosage. Demeral is usually only used for short term treatment as well due to its habit forming nature. If prescribed to take demeral over a long period of time it is not safe to stop abruptly due to withdrawal and possible aggravation of the condition it was initially intended to treat.
Side effects for demeral can include stomachache, blurry vision, constipation, dizziness and/or light-headedness. If anyone of these occur you should speak with your doctor about possible ways of preventing or changes in medication. Some more severe and less likely side effects also include increase in heart rate, anxiety, mood swings, fainting, confusion, hallucinations, depression, and/or seizures. If any of these more severe symptoms are to occur please contact your doctor immediately. As with nearly all medications there is the slight chance of a possible allergic reaction to demeral while taking it, typical allergic reaction symptoms include rashes, itchiness, swelling, trouble breathing and dizziness, as with those stated before it is important to contact your doctor promptly if any of these allergic reactions are to occur.
When being prescribed demeral or any medication it is very important that you tell you doctor of any underlying health issues you may already have since some medications can alleviate or add to these conditions. Demeral is also known to have bad reactions when mixed with certain medications so it is also strongly advised to make sure your doctor has knowledge of all medications your are currently taken and all that you have recently taken that may still be within your system.
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