Discussions that mention demerol

Cancer: Colon board

I've heard that for sedation during a colonoscopy, they give you demerol in your IV. This is for pain, correct? If you've had problems with pain pills in the past (such as codeine causing nausea or vomiting), can you still have the demerol, or will it affect you the same way as pain pills? The thought of becoming nauseous or even vomiting during the test doesn't sound pleasant, but I wasn't sure if the demerol acted the same way on the body through an IV as a pill would.

Pearl, I have the same problem with pain meds. Demerol is different and won't affect you that way during your test. It is the only thing they can give me for pain, and they do not like giving it very often. Hope all goes well. DJ