Demerol Infographic

Last Edited: February 22, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Edward Jamison, MS, CAP, ICADC, LADC

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

Demerol (Meperidine) is Opioid (Narcotic) Pain Reliever similar in effect to Morphine and Oxycodone. It can be ingested as a liquid for immediate release or taken as a white pill for an extended release dosage. Like other Opioids, Demerol affects the CNS by regulating activity that increases pain tolerance and decreases pain perception. Visit the Demerol Page to learn more.