Who should not take DEMEROL?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
- a condition where the adrenal glands produce less hormones called Addison's disease
- decreased function of the adrenal gland
- sickle cell anemia
- toxic psychosis
- addiction to a drug
- alcohol intoxication
- drug abuse
- serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
- cor pulmonale
- supraventricular tachycardia
- atrial flutter
- low blood pressure
- asthma attack
- lung failure causing loss of breath
- decreased lung function
- blockage of the stomach or intestine
- severe liver disease
- narrowing of the tube that empties urine from the bladder
- enlarged prostate
- high pressure within the skull
- inherited dysfunction of autonomic nerve function
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function
- history of opioid overdose
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