If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Demerol?

Experts don't know if it's safe to take Demerol (meperidine) during pregnancy, so you should try to avoid taking it, especially before you go into labor. This drug, which is prescribed for moderate to severe short-term pain, hasn't been studied in pregnant women. Before you start taking Demerol, tell your doctor if you're pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

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