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Can I use Demerol if I have a history of alcoholism?

If you have a personal or family history of alcoholism, talk to your doctor before taking Demerol (meperidine). This prescription pain medication can be habit forming, and people who have already grappled with addiction are especially at risk of abusing Demerol. Be aware that drinking alcohol or using any street drug while also taking Demerol can be extremely dangerous, even life threatening.

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