I have one Dr saying it is and another saying it is not. I had a prescription filled but did not take the medicine. John -
Meperidine tablets are white, round and convex. The 50 mg is a scored tablet and has a stylized “W” on one side and “D” over “35” on the other side. The 100 mg is not a scored tablet and has a stylized “W” on one side and “D” over “37” on the other side.
Tablets of 50 mg, HDPE plastic bottles of 100 (NDC 0024-0335-05) and 100 mg, HDPE plastic bottles of 100 (NDC 0024-0337-05).
Manufactured for: sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC Bridgewater, NJ 08807 and is FDA approved.
However, please double check it with a pharmacist.
This med is also called Demerol, which used to be given in shots most of the time when in the hospital. I wish I could get it for chrontic pain as it was the one drug that really helped me, but yes it is FDA approved.
they don't prescribe it much anymore as it is an old timer in the opiate family, & there are so many new ones today, but it does work, will give it that! See link below... Mary
It is FDA approved for acute pain episodes but it is NOT approved for chronic pain. It builds up in the system when taken for long periods of time and leads to toxicity. I pulled this beloe from the manufacturer's instructions:
Meperidine should not be used for treatment of chronic pain. Meperidine should only be used in the treatment of acute episodes of moderate to severe pain. Prolonged meperidine use may increase the risk of toxicity (e.g. seizures) from the accumulation of the meperidine metabolite, normeperidine.
- Meperidine Information for Consumers
- Meperidine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Meperidine (detailed)
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