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Meperidine (Demerol) Drug Test


Meperidine (Demerol) can be identified in drug testing options that specifically include meperidine as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street provides many urine and hair drug test services, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug tests are most common, which look back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug tests look further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the facility for the demerol drug test. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the meperidine drug test. Results for tests are fast, accurate, and secured in our online portal.

About Meperidine (Demerol)

What Is Meperidine?

Meperidine, better known by the brand name of Demerol, belongs to the class of opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It is a medication used to treat moderate to extreme pain, and may be administered as an injection or taken orally as a tablet or syrup. Demerol is Schedule II controlled substance, which means that it has a high potential for abuse or dependence. In search of a euphoric rush, people sometimes crush and snort, inject, or otherwise consume Demerol. However, the consequences of abusing this drug can be fatal.

Street Names for Demerol or Meperidine:
Intended Use and Effects:

Demerol is intended to be used as a pain medication for moderate to severe pain. Although previously used for labor and delivery, the FDA does not recommend this drug for labor or nursing mothers.

Side Effects of Demerol

The use of meperidine can come with side effects, some of which may include:

Feeling lightheaded
Changes in mood

More serious side effects may occur, especially with the misuse or abuse of meperidine. Overdosing may include symptoms such as slowed heart rate or breathing, difficulty breathing, inability to respond or become conscious, seizures, and even death.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does meperidine look like?

Meperidine usually comes in the form of a round, white tablet. However, it may also come in the form of a syrup or liquid, or it might be crushed or dissolved when abused.

How long does Demerol stay in your urine?

How long meperidine stays in you system is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

Frequency of use
Amount used
User's metabolism
User's age
Does meperidine show up on a drug test?

Yes, meperidine can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. Urine drug testing is more common since it is a fast, effective, and less expensive option, but it does look back on a shorter period of time (up to one week). If you need to identify drug use further back than one week, Health Street's hair drug testing option can identify usage approximately 90 days back.

Why drug test for meperidine?

Meperidine is classified as a Schedule II substance. This means that it has a high potential for abuse, and has extreme restrictions for medical use due to the serious ramifications of psychological or physical dependence. A Demerol drug test can help create safer home or work environments, or open the door to recovery for someone who may be at risk for addiction or death.

Demerol Drug Testing Options

Health Street offers the following meperidine or Demerol drug tests. The higher number the panel, the more drugs are tested, but meperidine is included in all of the following. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you're an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.

Demerol Urine Tests:
Hair Drug Testing Options:


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