Demerol, a specific brand of meperidine, is an opioid pain medication. This means it can be used to reduce pain or signs of pain from a particular person. This is effective when reducing moderate to severe pain.
However, like other opioid medication, this is not advisable to be used by anyone who has breathing or asthma problems as this can slow or even stop breathing. Meperidine is classified as a Schedule II drug.
Schedule II drugs include methamphetamines, cocaine, methadone and opium. They are slightly less dangerous than their previous counterpart, but they have high risk of addiction. It can carry a potential of six (6) to 12 months in jail as a Class I felony.
In the first offense, this is classified as a Class 1 misdemeanor and may mean being in jail for 45 days. On the second offense, however, it can become a Class I felony, which may mean staying six (6) to 12 months in jail.
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