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When can I stop taking Demerol?

If you no longer need treatment for moderate to severe short-term pain, ask your doctor if you can stop taking Demerol (meperidine). Demerol can be habit forming, so if you've been taking it for more than a few weeks, your doctor will likely want you to gradually decrease your dose so that you don't develop any symptoms of withdrawal.

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