When Humans feel something out of the ordinary in the body and they can tell that something is not right in their body, this sensation is called the sensation of Pain.

As we know that in the last few decades, medical science has grown exponentially and there have been a number of Painkillers that have been introduced in the market and people are getting relief from the excruciating pain.

One such painkiller is Demerol. This has now been the drug of choice for a number of years now and it can really help the patients get some instant relief.

How Does It Work?

Demerol belongs to a class of medicines that is known as Opioid Analgesics. These medicines have a direct impact on the human brain and it changes how the body feels about the pain by sending certain messages to the human brain.

This is how Demerol works its message. It’s effects and mode of action is more or less like Morphine and it can be highly dangerous as well if it is not taken properly.

How Is It Used?

Demerol usually comes in the form of injection as it is mostly used to give relief after operation or surgery procedure.

The injection is of three types.

  1. IM injection
  2. IV injection
  3. Under the skin injection

The IM injection needs to be given to the muscular part of the body and IV injection is injected into the veins of the body.

Sometimes the injection is just injected under the skin.

This is how this injection is injected into the human body and it should always be the top priority to get injected by a registered medical practitioner.

However, if you are injecting this on your own then you need to follow a number of precautions to do it safely.


Demerol can be highly addictive and dangerous if it is not used properly and in the worst case scenario of an overdose, the person can even lose their life as well.

The dosage should always be decided by a registered medical practitioner and you should always follow the advice of the doctor.

In this article, we had a look at how Demerol works and what are the different ways to get it injected into the body.

Now, we will have a look at some of the side effects as well as the Precautionary Measures that need to be taken.

Side Effects Of Demerol

  • It is highly Addictive.
  • Overdose can cause death of the person.
  • It can cause Dizziness.
  • The person can feel Lightheadedness.
  • Nausea and Headache are common side effects of using Demerol.

If any of these symptoms linger on then you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Precautionary Measures To Take

  • Never overdose yourself.
  • Do not use this medicine for recreational purposes.
  • Always follow the advice of the doctor regarding its dosage.
  •  Get yourself injected by a doctor or Pharmacist.
  • Always lie down while you are being injected by Demerol as you can feel dizzy and fall to the ground if you stand up while getting the injection.