alexa Meperidine Withdrawal Syndrome Associated with Low Dose
ISSN: 2161-069X

Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System
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Case Report

Meperidine Withdrawal Syndrome Associated with Low Dose Short Term Use

Serkan Ocal1*, Murat Korkmaz1, Ruhsen Ocal2, Abdullah Emre Yıldırım1, Reskan Altun1 and Haldun Selcuk1

1Department of Gastroenterology, Başkent University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

2Department of Neurology, Başkent University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Serkan Ocal
Baskent University Faculty of Medicine
06500, Bahcelievler, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: 905323950041
Fax: 90-3122152962
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: January 11, 2015; Accepted date: March 10, 2015; Published date: March 20, 2015

Citation: Ocal S, Korkmaz M, Ocal R, Yildirim AE, Altun R, et al. (2015) Meperidine Withdrawal Syndrome Associated with Low Dose Short Term Use. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 5:265. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000265

Copyright: © 2015, Ocal S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Analgesics, including opioids such as meperidine are used for treatment of abdominal pain caused by acute pancreatitis. Meperidine withdrawal syndrome is usually seen after long-term use. We present here an acute panceratitis patient who experienced meperidine withdrawal syndrome after short term use and treated successfully with tramadol and deksketoprofen.


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