Meperidine Demerol is an opioid medication used to treat moderate-to-severe pain.
Meperidine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Meperidine is an opioid agonist indicated for the management of pain, severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.
Limitations of Use
Because of the risks of addiction, abuse, and misuse with opioids, even at recommended doses, reserve meperidine hydrochloride tablets for use in patients for whom alternative treatment options [e.g., non-opioid analgesics or opioid combination products]:
- Have not been tolerated, or are not expected to be tolerated,
- Have not provided adequate analgesia, or are not expected to provide adequate analges