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Can I develop a tolerance for meperidine?

Meperidine (brand name Demerol)  is a narcotic pain-killing drug that is similar to morphine. If you must take meperidine for longer than a few weeks, you may become tolerant of it. To get the same pain relief, you may need a larger dose of the drug. Tolerance is not the same as drug addiction or abuse, but be aware that meperidine can be habit-forming.

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