Meperidine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.

Meperidine is used to treat moderate-to-severe pain.

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  • Demerol HCl
  • Incidence not known
    Blurred vision
    chest pain or discomfort
    cold, clammy skin
    confusion
    convulsion
    cough
    decrease in the frequency of urination
    decrease in urine volume
    difficult or troubled breathing
    difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
    difficulty with swallowing
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
    fainting
    fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    fast, weak pulse
    feeling of warmth
    hives
    irregular, fast, slow, or shallow breathing
    itching
    lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
    muscle twitching or jerking
    painful urination
    pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
    rhythmic movement of the muscles
    shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    shortness of breath
    skin rash
    sweating
    tightness in the chest
    trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
    unconsciousness
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    upper abdominal or stomach pain
    very low blood pressure or pulse
    very slow breathing
    wheezing
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking meperidine, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
    change in consciousness
    decreased awareness or responsiveness
    loss of consciousness
    severe sleepiness
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    Some of the side effects that can occur with meperidine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Drowsiness
    nausea
    relaxed and calm
    vomiting
    Incidence not known
    Anxiety
    blurred or loss of vision
    confusion about identity, place, and time
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    disturbed color perception
    double vision
    dry mouth
    false or unusual sense of well-being
    halos around lights
    headache
    hives or welts
    hyperventilation
    irritability
    nervousness
    night blindness
    overbright appearance of lights
    redness of the skin
    restlessness
    seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
    trouble with sleeping
    tunnel vision
    weakness
  • (injectable solution, oral tablet, oral syrup, intravenous solution, compounding powder)