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What Is Meperidine Used For?

Can Children Use Meperidine?

Meperidine is approved for use in children, although children seem to be particularly sensitive to the effects (and side effects) of meperidine. Healthcare providers should use Meperidine cautiously in children and should calculate an appropriate dosage using the child's weight.

Off-Label Uses for Meperidine

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend meperidine for something other than the uses discussed previously in this article (this would be known as an "off-label" use). Using meperidine to treat or prevent shivering is an off-label use. Also, giving meperidine as an epidural or intrathecal infusion (which is similar to an epidural) is an off-label practice.
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