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What will happen if I suddenly stop taking my prescribed Demerol?

If have been taking Demerol (meperidine) for a long time and you stop taking your prescribed doses of Demerol suddenly, you may have symptoms of withdrawal. These symptoms can include irritability, anxiety, trouble sleeping, racing heart beat, chills, or sweating. Talk with your doctor and he may be able to help you slowly take less and less of the drug so that you can avoid these withdrawal symptoms.

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