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Demerol Lawsuit


Demerol® is a powerful opioid painkiller that can cause severe side effects, such as addiction, overdose, or death.

What is Demerol?

Demerol® (meperidine) is a prescription painkiller for the treatment of severe pain, particularly in surgery patients. It belongs to a group of narcotic painkillers called opioids.

How Does Demerol Work?

Demerol produces a sense of euphoria and well-being, which increases a person’s tolerance to pain. It was once a popular medication for surgery patients, but because it is a short-acting drug, doctors more commonly prescribe long-acting drugs like Vicodin® or OxyContin®.

What is the Problem?

Taking too much Demerol can produce a feeling of euphoria, or a “high,” that can lead to patients taking more than prescribed. This can quickly lead to an accidental overdose or intentional drug-abuse. Like morphine and other opioids, Demerol is very addictive and dangerous.

Symptoms of a Demerol Overdose

  • Slow or stopped breathing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Limp or weak muscles
  • Narrowing or widening of the pupils (black spots in the eye)
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • Death


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