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How soon after starting Demerol will my symptoms improve?

You should start feeling better within minutes of taking Demerol (meperidine), a drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. You'll get the maximum effect of Demerol after 30 to 60 minutes. Take Demerol exactly as your doctor prescribes it. You shouldn't take another dose for three or four hours.

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