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Who should not take meperidine?

Meperidine is a narcotic drug used for pain relief. People who have a history of substance abuse or who drink large amounts of alcohol should avoid meperidine. If you have kidney disease, asthma, trouble breathing, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), do not use meperidine. Do not use meperidine if you take or have recently taken a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor such as selegeline or phenelzine (Nardil).

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