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Demerol (meperidine) has been a highly prescribed opiate analgesic for moderate to severe pain and has had less street appeal than most Schedule II opiates pharmaceuticals, but there is a street market for the drug and Colorado Drug Rehab has placed a few persons from Colorado into a detox program that have become addicted to Demerol. With the broad availability of Oxicontin, Demerol is not as popular a drug of abuse as it was in the 1960 through 1980 period. Demerol is usually prescribed in conjunction with Promethazine to enhance its analgesic effects and limit the easy injection of the tablet or capsule form of the drug.

Demerol is a narcotic analgesic with effects similar to morphine; the most prominent of these involve the central nervous system and organs composed of smooth muscle. When prescribed it is used for relief of moderate to severe pain. Demerol is addictive. When the user repeatedly uses Demerol they build a tolerance to the drug and this creates both a mental and physical addiction. When an individual forms an addiction to Demerol they can no longer function without it. Demerol addiction is devastating not only to the individual physically but emotionally as well.

Kicking a Demerol habit can be psychologically tough and physically exhausting. Demerol, much like morphine, provides a numbing sensation and a deep sense of relaxation. Withdrawing from the drug can lead to a number of potential side-effects, including heart palpitations, arrhythmias, sweating, disorientation, diarrhea, and more. It is important to go through Demerol withdrawal in the presence of an experienced team of medical professionals.

Demerol Withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • severe anxiety
  • insomnia
  • profuse sweating
  • muscle spasms
  • chills
  • shivering
  • tremors

Demerol Withdrawal symptoms can occur four to five hours after the last dose. Demerol Withdrawal symptoms usually last 7 to 10 days. Individuals who are unaware they have a Demerol addiction may respond to the pain of withdrawal by taking another dose of Demerol.

Retention of Demerol in the fat tissue long after last use: Demerol is a fat soluble compound that is a challenge for the body to metabolize in a manner that is fast enough to keep the blood stream clean and free of this foreign substance. Therefore, Demoral, or meperidine, is pushed into the fat tissue of body where it is lodged until such time that it is released back into the blood stream. This processes challenges the immune system as well as giving the patient periods wehre their behavior is drug-effected, confussed and causes anxiety. These symptoms are many times treated with benzodiasapines, like xanax, rather than recognizing that fat-soluble Demerol is causing this problem. Call 888.781.7060 and speak to a biochemist that can better explain this problem and recommend remedies.

The most severe withdrawal symptoms will be over in four days as long as the addicted person isn't taking other drugs to medicate the pain of withdrawals.

Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with a narcotic pain drug like Demoral.

Do not use Demerol if you are allergic to meperidine, whichis the chemical name for Demerol, or if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take Demerol before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, muscle weakness, confusion, cold and clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, shallow breathing, slow heart rate, fainting, or coma.

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