Demerol is a narcotic analgesic with effects similar to morphine; the most
prominent of these involve the central nervous system and organs composed
of smooth muscle. When prescribed it is used for relief of moderate to severe
pain. Demerol is manufactured in tablet and syrup form. Demerol tablets are
white, round and convex (the 50mg tablet is scored). The effects of Demerol
are felt 10-15 minutes after ingestion and last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours.
Demerol is addictive. When the user repeatedly uses Demerol they build a tolerance
to the drug and this creates both a mental and physical addiction.
The symptoms of a Demerol overdose include: