Can I use Demerol if I have a history of low blood pressure?

If you have a history of low blood pressure (hypotension), tell your doctor before taking Demerol (meperidine). Demerol is a narcotic drug used to treat moderate to severe pain that depresses the central nervous system. It can worsen low blood pressure.

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