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Can I use Demerol if I am taking antihistamines?

Talk to your doctor before taking the prescription pain medication Demerol (meperidine) if you're also taking an antihistamine to treat hay fever or allergies. Some antihistamines contain compounds called phenothiazines, which may increase the risk of severe side effects such as slowed breathing when taken with Demerol. Your doctor will want to be careful about your dosage and how often you take Demerol if you're also using an antihistamine.

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