Drug Safety Warnings and Updates: July-September 2017

Teresa Rubio, PharmD


January 03, 2018

Editorial Collaboration

Medscape &

In This Article

Meperidine hydrochloride (Demerol™)

For more on this Drug Safety Labeling Change, click here.

For full prescribing information, click here.

Updated Boxed Warning

Risk of Medication Errors

Ensure accuracy when prescribing, dispensing, and administering Demerol oral solution. Dosing errors due to confusion between mg and mL, and other meperidine hydrochloride oral solutions of different concentrations can result in accidental overdose and death.