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Is meperidine safe for older adults?

Meperidine may not be safe for older adults. Because older adults process meperidine more slowly than younger people, they are at risk of more dangerous side effects. If meperidine is needed by an older adult, the dose may need to be lower. If you are age 65 or older, discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of taking meperidine.

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