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Can I use Demerol if I have sickle cell anemia?

If you have a history of sickle cell anemia, talk to your doctor before taking Demerol (meperidine). He or she will likely start you on a lower-than-normal dose of Demerol, which is prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain on a short-term basis.

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