Demerol Withdrawal and Detox

Siobhan Morse, the executive director of the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies, discusses Demerol Withdrawal and Detox in this Special Report.

What is Demerol?

Demerol is known by the brand name Demerol with a generic name meperidine hydrochloride.

It is a part of a group of drugs considered to be narcotic pain relievers.

Similar to morphine, Demerol is used to treat moderate to severe pain as in opiate agonists, Demerol is a schedule II controlled substance, and it has a high abuse liability.


Demerol- Withdrawal and Detox

What is Demerol withdrawal?

When Demerol is used chronically and in sufficient quantities, a person will become dependent and will experience withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of use.

The duration and intensity of withdrawal symptoms may vary depending on the length and intensity of use.

Longer use at higher doses will result in more difficult and prolonged withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms may dissipate in a matter of weeks or may endure for months.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Demerol?

Withdrawal symptoms associated with Demerol use can occur four to five hours after the last dose and can include: dizziness, lowered blood pressure, shallow breathing, sedation, nausea, disorientation, dry mouth, itchiness, sweating, constipation and skin rash.

What is Demerol detox?

When Demerol use is stopped abruptly, these withdrawal symptoms can be severe.

Persons who are addicted to Demerol usually enter a substance medical detox in which the withdrawal effects and symptoms can be minimized at a safe and steady pace under the supervision of a medical doctor.

This kind of medical drug detox program has been proven safer, faster, and more reliably comfortable than other systems.


Demerol Withdrawal and Detox

Demerol Withdrawal and Detox



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