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Meperidine (Demerol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Meperidine (Demerol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Demerol?

meperidine

What is the Trade Name for meperidine?

Demerol

What are the Indications of Meperidine (Demerol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

moderate to severe pain, sedation

What are the Actions of Meperidine (Demerol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Binds to opiate receptors in the CNS and alters perception of pain while producing a general depression of the CNS.

What is the Therapeutic Class of Meperidine (Demerol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Opioid Analgesic

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Meperidine (Demerol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

opioid agonists

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Date Published - Oct 19, 2018
Date Modified - May 28, 2018

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