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Meperidine

Potential Drug Interactions

Meperidine can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Meperidine).
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Meperidine?

An overdose with meperidine can be very dangerous. If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Demerol Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should This Medicine Be Stored?

Meperidine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Because it can be a desirable drug of abuse, make sure to keep it in a safe place.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Meperidine Dose?

If you forget to take a dose of Meperidine and notice significant pain, take your missed dose right away. However, make sure to wait the recommended amount of time before the next dose.
 

Generic Availability

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Demerol for more information).
 

Who Makes Meperidine?

Brand-name meperidine tablets and oral solution are made by sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC. Brand-name meperidine injectable products are made by Hospira, Inc. Generic versions of this drug are made by various manufacturers.
 

Available Products

This medication is available in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Meperidine 50 mg tablets
  • Meperidine 100 mg tablets
  • Meperidine 50 mg per 5 mL oral solution
  • Meperidine injection (in various strengths and forms).
     
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