Meperidine

BreastfeedingGeriatricPediatric
  • TRADE NAMES: Demerol (Sanofi-Aventis); Dolantin; Dolestine; Dolosal; Opistan; Pethidine; Petidin
  • INDICATIONS: Pain
  • SYNONYM: pethidine
  • CLASS: Opiate agonist
  • HALF-LIFE: 3–4 hours
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Acyclovir, Alcohol, Amphetamines, Barbiturates, CNS depressants, Darunavir, Duloxetine, Fluoxetine, Furazolidone, General anesthetics, Glycopyrrolate, Glycopyrronium, Indinavir, Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Lisdexamfetamine, Lithium, MAO inhibitors, Moclobemide, Phenelzine, Phenobarbital, Phenothiazines, Phenytoin, Rasagiline, Ritonavir, Safinamide, Selegiline, Sibutramine, SSRIs, Tipranavir, Tranquilizers, Tranylcypromine, Tricyclic antidepressants, Valacyclovir

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: C

Our database has 26 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
MUCOSAL
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
LOCAL
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
OCULAR


Page last updated 09/19/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
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