Demerol is known by several different names (see below). Rapid Drug Detox can help detox you from Demerol (Meperidine).
Demerol / Meperidine is a highly-potent narcotic pain reliever, similar to morphine, and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Demerol is highly addictive when compared to other substances; physical and psychological dependences develop very rapidly. It is marketed under several different brand names, including: Alodan, Centralgin, Dolsin, Dolosal, Dolantin, Dolestine, Dispadol, Dolargan, Petidin, Prodine and Mefedina. Meperidine may be combined with Promethazine to minimize the nausea associated with this pain medication, identified as Mepergan.
Demerol is a rapid-acting narcotic and often has a higher incidence of euphoria / dysphoria, respiratory depression, sedation, pruritus, tolerance, and physical and psychological dependence when compared to other opioids.
Call us at 1-866-399-2967 or contact us to learn more about how we can help you overcome Demerol addiction.
Demerol Addiction Effects
The most commonly reported adverse drug reactions are nausea, vomiting and sweating. Drowsiness is reported, although it is less of an issue than for other opioids. Respiratory depression, a common side effect of most opioids, is not clinically significant in normal doses. By itself, it can decrease the seizure threshold. Dosages of coumadin/warfarin may need to be reduced for anticoagulated patients to avoid bleeding complications.
There is some evidence which suggests that Demerol/Meperidine may produce less smooth muscle spasm, constipation, and depression of the cough reflex than the equivalent doses of morphine. The onset of action is slightly more rapid than with morphine, and the duration of action is slightly shorter.
Demerol Withdrawal Symptoms
The withdrawal symptoms associated with Demerol addiction are usually experienced shortly before the time of the next scheduled dose, sometimes within as early as a few hours (usually between 6-12 hours) after the last administration. Early symptoms include: watery eyes, insomnia, diarrhea, runny nose, yawning, sneezing, dysphoria, sweating, and in some cases a strong drug craving. Restlessness, irritability, loss of appetite, body aches, severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, tremors, irritability, and even stronger and more intense drug craving appear as the syndrome progresses. Severe depression and vomiting are very common. The heart rate and blood pressure are elevated and can lead to a heart attack, blot clot or stroke. Chills or cold flashes with goose bumps (“cold turkey”) alternating with flushing (hot flashes), kicking movements of the legs (“kicking the habit” – similar to restless leg syndrome), pale and clammy skin, anxiety, weakness, convulsions, dehydration, thoughts of suicide, and excessive sweating are also characteristic symptoms. Severe pains in the bones and muscles of the back and extremities occur, as do muscle spasms. At any point during this process, a suitable narcotic can be administered that dramatically reverses the withdrawal symptoms. Major withdrawal symptoms peak between 48 and 96 hours after the last dose and subside after about 10 to 12 days. Sudden withdrawal by heavily dependent users who are in poor health may be fatal.
Rapid Anesthesia Demerol Detox
The RDD Method™ for Demerol detoxification under anesthesia is a medical procedure that eliminates most of the withdrawal symptoms. During the procedure the patient is given medication to relax and then put under light, general anesthesia for about an hour. Following the procedure, recovery begins under direct medical supervision.
The patient’s vital signs and overall physical and mental reactions to these medications are closely monitored during the detox procedure. In the days that follow, the patient often sleeps more than usual. Administered by professionals as part of a long-term drug-addiction recovery strategy, The RDD Method™ is significantly more effective than other courses of Morphine addiction treatment.
Demerol Addiction FAQs
- How do I know if I am addicted to Demerol?
A.Short-term users may require a detox program in order to successfully discontinue use because of Morphine’s addictive traits. Addicts typically require higher doses of the drug and experience cravings for Morphine between doses.
- How long does Demerol detox take?
A.The detox process for Demerol varies in length depending on the pattern of typical use and on individual differences. The most severe withdrawal symptoms occur during the first several days after discontinuing use making it important to seek immediate professional help from trained Morphine detox professionals.
- Is Demerol-addiction recovery painful?
A.While recovery from Demerol addiction can be painful; the right procedure greatly reduces discomfort. Anesthesia Morphine detox is a procedure that is effective at reducing the pain normally associated with Morphine detox.
- How do I choose a Demerol-detox program?
A.Talking to a trained detox or medical professional is the right first step in choosing the appropriate program. Call us at 1-866-399-2967 or contact us to learn more.
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We never use other replacement addicting opiates, often prescribed by physicians and detox centers, such as Suboxone®/Subutex (Buprenorphine) or injectable Buprenorphine. These schedule III controlled opiate drugs are routinely and widely used and approved by the FDA for opiate addiction maintenance, like Methadone. Many patients find themselves in the same situation as they were before drug treatment from a doctor or a drug rehabilitation center. Some in-patient rehab centers also use schedule II controlled liquid Hydrocodone and Dilaudid “cocktails”. Patients soon realize these replacement drugs cause severe withdrawal once they are discharged from these programs. This causes the patient to seek opiates for relief from the severe discomfort of a Buprenorphine withdrawal. The use of these drugs for treatment of opiate addiction is merely switching one opiate drug for another setting the patient up for failure. This does not solve the patient’s drug addiction problem. As use of these drugs become more common, we are seeing a steady increase of requests for an anesthesia detox from patients addicted to Suboxone®/Subutex (Buprenorphine). With RDD’s Naltrexone Therapy used as a pellet/implant, injectable “IM” shot or the oral pill form, the patient stays clean and cravings are eliminated.