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Can I use Demerol if I am taking medications for seizures?

Talk to your doctor before taking the prescription pain medication Demerol (meperidine) with the antiseizure drug phenytoin. This medication may decrease the level of meperidine, the active ingredient in Demerol, in your body but increase the level of its byproduct, normeperidine. This can put your at risk for confusion, excitability, seizures and other complications.

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