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Why would my husband be taking more Demerol than his doctor told him to?

If your husband has been taking Demerol for a long time, he may have developed tolerance to this drug. That means that he may need to keep taking larger and larger doses to get the same pain relief from this medicine that he got when he first started taking it. Talk with your husband if you suspect that he is not taking his medicine exactly the way his doctor told him to take it. He should tell his doctor if the drug is no longer working well for him.

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