Nurses who recently visited our Web site answered this question: How often do you administer meperidine (Demerol) for pain?
Because meperidine can cause neurotoxicity when its active metabolite accumulates, it should be used only for brief episodes of pain in patients who are allergic to or intolerant of all other morphinelike drugs. Visit http://www.nursingcenter.com/poll to answer our monthly survey question and view results from other surveys.
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