Demerol (generic name: meperidine) is an opioid pain reliever and is generally used for patients with acute pain either orally or through an IV. It is often used in the hospitalized patient for acute pain. It is less commonly prescribed outside the hospital as compared to medications like oxycodone or hydromorphone, probably because its duration of action is slightly shorter than the other commonly prescribed opioids.
Online Suboxone treatment at Bicycle Health provides:
We offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) to help patients overcome demerol addiction and withdrawal. Our confidential services take place via telemedicine, allowing patients to seek treatment within the privacy of their own homes.
The first phase of demerol addiction treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) is the induction and stabilization phase. It’s important that patients have mild-to-moderate withdrawal symptoms prior to induction; otherwise, buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) will remove demerol from receptors in your brain, resulting in precipitated withdrawal, which is very unpleasant and dangerous. At Bicycle Health, our providers and health coaches work with you to determine how long it’ll take to reach mild-to-moderate withdrawal, as well as provide robust psychosocial and physical supports throughout the induction and stabilization phase.
You can learn more about medication-assisted treatment here.
It can be scary to experience withdrawal symptoms without knowing the demerol withdrawal timeline. Demerol withdrawal can begin as early as a few hours after the last dose, and different people will experience different symptoms based on a variety of factors. Here’s what to expect:
Demerol withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable, but there are withdrawal treatments your Bicycle Health provider can prescribe to help relieve these symptoms:
And lastly, once you start buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone), you will experience significant relief from demerol withdrawal symptoms.
You may take either 4 mg, 8 mg, or 12 mg of buprenorphine on the first day of induction. You may take increasing doses in order to relieve symptoms of withdrawal. Induction may take up to 3 days, after which you’ll feel well with no further withdrawal symptoms… and finally yourself again!
Here at Bicycle Health, we combine buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) treatment with behavioral health supports, like online support groups and health coaches.
Learn more about how our process works here.
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