Drug Information for MEPERIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE Tablets USPMEPERIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE Oral Solution USP (Boehringer Ingelheim): SAFETY AND HANDLING

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  • Meperidine Hydrochloride Tablets USP and Meperidine Hydrochloride Oral Solution USP are dosage forms that contain meperidine hydrochloride which is a controlled substance. Like morphine, meperidine is controlled under Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act. Meperidine, like all opioids, is liable to diversion and misuse and should be handled accordingly. Patients and their families should be instructed to flush any that are no longer needed.

    Meperidine has been targeted for theft and diversion by criminals. Healthcare professionals should contact their State Professional Licensing Board or State Controlled Substance Authority for information on how to prevent and detect abuse or diversion of this product.

  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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