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Answered 2009-01-08 16:05:22

It depends on the kind of pain and the person. Some people react differently to different drugs.

However, for most severe pain, Demerol is usually the better choice.

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Can you take other pain medications while on methadone for chronic pain?

You should consult you physician. Yes. If you are on methadone as a maintenance pain medication, there are other pain meds you can take for breakthrough pain, or to boost the effects of the methadone. One that is commonly prescribed to take with methadone is meperidine (generic Demerol) and phenergan. The Demerol is a narcotic pain med, and the phenergan potentiates (boosts) the effectivenes of the Demerol, as well as preventing the nausea that some people experience when taking Demerol. There are other pain meds that can be taken with methadone, but your doctor can best advise you on them, depending on your medical condition.

What is Demerol and methadone?

Demerol is a narcotic pain reliever similar to morphine. Methadone is a synthetic opioid used as an analgesic and and maintenance anti-addictive.

What works better for pain methadone or vicodin?

For pain, Vicodin, for drug addiction treatment, methadone

What pain relievers are considered opioids?

This drug class includes drugs such as oxy-codon, methadone, and meperidine (Demerol).

What can you take with Demerol for a fever?

no no Demerol is pain killer

How good is methadone for pain relief?

Very good. Everyone has different experiences and preferences, but I know many people who prefer methadone for pain relief above all other medications.

Does methadone cause numbness and arm pain?

No, if anything methadone should alleviate your pain. But numbness and pain are not associated with methadone use.

What are the effects of demerol?

Demerol is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. It is similar to morphine. Demerol is used to treat moderate-to-severe pain.

What pills are opiates?

Many pills that are considered pain killers are opiates. For example, Vicodin, Demerol, Codeine, Hydrocodone, Heroin, Lorcet and Methadone are all considered to be opiates.

Is it possible that Demerol won't help you at all?

No one can predict which narcotic will satisfactorily control pain. Some people react badly to Demerol, but negative reactions are possible with any strong medications for pain. Demerol is best for acute pain, such as immediately after surgery. But there are many other narcotic and non-narcotic medications better suited to chronic pain.

Demerol journey from injection to pain relief to excretion?

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Is there pain medication for kidney pain?

Demerol (meperidine) is a good pain medication for most with kidney pain. It is often combined with an antiemetic (antinausea medication) such as phenergan.

What can you take to help withdraw pain of methadone?

what will help for pain while withdraw from methadone

Is Demerol stronger than Vicodin?

Demerol is very strong but it is better used for short-term pain relief. Vicodin is supposed to be for long-term pain relief like every 6 hours or so. If you want instantaneous pain relief, go for Demerol. If you want Vicodin, it might take an hour or so to kick in, which really sucks sometimes

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How long does an individual need to be on methadone for pain pill addiction?

Methadone is for people who need help getting off heroin/opiates. For pain(methadone) pill addiction depends on the doctor. They also use methadone as a pain killer.

Why prescribe methadone and oxycodone?

well because some people such as myself have true chronic pain which makes it hard to function on a daily basis, and methadone is better for your liver than most narcotic pain killers

Is methadone a strong pain killer?

methadone is not astrong killer

WHAT IS THE DIRRERENCE BETWEEN Demerol and hydrocodone?

hydrocodone aka. sumtin like vicodin is more of a painkiller then anything and makes u calm. Demerol is like morphine. its a muscle relaxer/anti depressant and a pain killer.vicodin is the ultimate for pain killing but if u wanna feel real good demerol is my choice

Pain pills no acetaminaphen?

There are many pain meds without Tylenol in them-I will list some for you Roxicodone(Oxycodone) OxycontinMSContin(Morphine) Dilaudid DemerolDuragesic(Fentanyl) Opana(Oxymorphone)Methadone These are a few off the top of my head,but there are many more....

What is better for chronic pain methadone 5 mg or oxycodone 30 mg?

Definately 30mg oxycodone!!!

Street name for Demerol?

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Can you take Demerol with Tylenol?

No. Take one or the other. Mixing pain medications together is never a good idea.

What are safe pain killers to take with methadone?

hydrocodone or oxycodone are both safe for break thru pain while on methadone

What type of drug is Demerol?

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