Controlled substance

demerol

Demerol pills are used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is not recommended for the treatment of chronic pain and is best for the treatment of acute or short term pain. Demerol was once a popular drug, but now with so many other pain medications available, Demerol is not the ideal choice due to side effects and toxicity.

Demerol pills are used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is not recommended for the treatment of chronic pain and is best for the treatment of acute or short term pain. Demerol was once a popular drug, but now with so many other pain medications available, Demerol is not the ideal choice due to side effects and toxicity.

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