How Much Does Demerol (Meperidine) Cost On The Street?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on June 21, 2021

Meperidine, which is more commonly known by the brand name Demerol, is an opioid narcotic which is prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain. Although less expensive than other opioids on the street, an addiction to Demerol can be very costly.

What Is The Street Price Of Demerol?

A single dose of Demerol purchased on the street will generally cost $2.50 – $6. Demerol can either be taken as a tablet or in syrup form, and the effects last for three to four hours.

Demerol is slightly less expensive than other street opioids, but like the others it is also highly addictive.

Someone addicted to Demerol can build up a tolerance fast and require more and more of the drug each time they use it in order to feel the same effects.

Because of this, an addiction to Demerol can end up costing tens of thousands of dollars per year.

How Much Does A Dose Of Demerol Cost On The Street?

A single dose of Demerol on the street will cost $2.50 – $6, and tablets come in either 50 mg or 100 mg versions. A bottle of 100 pills will usually sell for around $200-$400 dollars.

Demerol also comes in a syrup form or an injectable form, although you are unlikely to see the injectable form on the street.

A dose of the Demerol syrup is considered to be 50 ml and costs about the same as a single pill.

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Cost Of Demerol On The Street Vs. Pharmacy Price

In a pharmacy with a valid prescription and health insurance, a single dose of Demerol will be very inexpensive:

  • less than $1 for both a 50 mg tablet or 50 ml of syrup
  • $1-$2 for a 100 mg tablet

On the street, a single dose will usually cost $2.50 – $6, so a bit more expensive.

Finding Addiction Treatment For Demerol

Because an addiction to Demerol or other opioids can be both extremely expensive and very dangerous, it is important to get help right away.

For more information on Demerol abuse or to find an opioid detox and addiction treatment center, call our treatment specialists today.

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Medically Reviewed by
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