Plugging Demerol | Effects & Dangers Of Rectal Demerol Use

Rectal use of Demerol suppositories or liquid solution may be a significant form of opioid abuse in Ohio. Plugging Demerol is a likely sign that you could benefit from a professional substance abuse treatment program.

Rectal use of Demerol, also known as plugging or booty bumping, can cause drowsiness, sedation, and constipation, as well as serious side effects such as damage to rectal tissues. Your risk of infections may also increase when plugging Demerol.

Demerol is a brand-name prescription opioid that contains meperidine hydrochloride, also known as meperidine HCL. It can be prescribed legally for severe pain management or taken illegally to get high

Demerol is not approved for rectal use in the United States, and plugging Demerol is a likely form of substance abuse.

Abusing Demerol increases your risk of serious long-term health effects. If you know someone who is struggling with opioid abuse, an Ohio addiction treatment center can help.

Plugging Demerol

Inserting substances into the rectum can let you feel stronger, faster, and longer-lasting side effects compared to taking the drug by mouth. Rectal use of opioids, such as meperidine, oxycodone, or fentanyl, often happens when a stronger high is desired.

Rectal Demerol use occurs when the drug is inserted into the anus as a suppository, injected into the anus with a syringe, or placing Demerol pills in the rectal area. These forms of Demerol use are not approved as forms of legal drug use in Ohio.

Getting a dose of Demerol for rectal use may include having a prescription for Demerol 500 mg tablets or buying meperidine from Ohio drug dealers.

Effects Of Rectal Demerol Use

Rectal Demerol use can cause intense analgesic effects such as sedation and euphoria. It can also cause side effects such as:

  • drowsiness
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • sweating
  • rectal bleeding

If these side effects are serious when you plug Demerol, call for medical help right away.

Dangers Of Rectal Demerol Use

Like other forms of drug abuse, rectal Demerol use can be harmful to your health. Taking Demerol as directed can reduce your health risk.

Opioid Overdose

An opioid overdose can occur when you take high doses of Demerol at once. Rectal Demerol use may often involve high doses of the drug, increasing your risk of overdose. Your risk of a meperidine overdose may increase further if you plug Demerol with benzodiazepines or alcohol.

A Demerol overdose can be life-threatening. 

Call for help right away if you or a loved one experience breathing problems, difficulty waking up, clammy skin, and other overdose symptoms. Giving an opioid overdose victim naloxone can restore air to their airways and stabilize them while medical help arrives.

Physical Health Effects

In addition to constipation and rectal bleeding, plugging Demerol can increase your risk of diseases such as HIV or hepatitis.

Plugging Demerol with other drugs can put you at risk for serious side effects. Drugs that can be dangerous when taken with Demerol may include phenytoin, monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant drugs,

Demerol can end up in the breast milk of pregnant or nursing mothers, which newborns and infants can drink. Infants can contract neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome from this breast milk, and Demerol use may not be recommended to pregnant or nursing mothers for this reason.

Opioid Addiction

Rectal use of Demerol can be habit-forming and your risk of opioid addiction may be higher when plugging. If you need high doses of Demerol to get high, or if you experience withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit, you may have a Demerol addiction.

Signs of Demerol addiction can also be seen in a loved one and may include:

  • rapid mood swings
  • poor performance at work or school
  • drug paraphernalia, such as syringes, in their room

Opioid addiction with drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, and meperidine affect thousands of Ohioans each year. For information on our inpatient opioid addiction treatment program, please contact us today.

  1. Food and Drug Administration — DEMEROL® TABLETS and ORAL SOLUTION
  2. Oxford Academic — Opioid Prescriptions by Specialty in Ohio, 2010–2014
  3. Sanofi — Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: March 20, 2023

© 2024 Ohio Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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