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What should I do if I miss a dose of Demerol?

Demerol (meperidine) is usually taken as needed to treat pain rather than on a regular schedule, so you can't really miss a dose. However, if your doctor has told you to take Demerol on a schedule and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it's almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose and take the next one at the regular time. Do not take a double dose of Demerol.

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