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

If you have a history of anxiety and are taking medication to treat your anxiety, talk to your doctor before taking Demerol (meperidine). Like Demerol, certain anti-anxiety drugs, such as tranquilizers and sedatives, affect the brain and central nervous system. The combination of Demerol and an anxiety drug could slow breathing and lower blood pressure and cause sleepiness, coma and even death.

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