( meperidine )
50 mg, 100 mg white, scored,
Demerol APAP :
50 mg pink / dark pink splotches
For relief of severe pain such as
in cancer, heart attacks, kidney stones.
For temporary relief of severe
pain, as with a bad fracture that has been immobilized.
Various preparations come with 25
mg, 50 mg, or 100 mg of Demerol. One tablet every four hours for pain is a
typical dose. Dose is increased for more severe pain and decreased for
Demerol is a major narcotic
approximately equivalent to morphine in pain relief and in addiction
potential. Tolerance develops and increasing doses may be required. Drug
dependence and severe withdrawal symptoms may be seen if the drug is
stopped. Psychological dependence also occurs. The underlying disease may be
covered up and serious symptoms may be masked. Nausea, vomiting,
constipation, and a variety of other side effects may occur.
This is not a drug for the
treatment of arthritis. Stay away from it.