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which opiate can produce toxic metabolites? the choices are codeine,fentanyl,meperidine,oxycodone


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I can't find a definitive answer in nursing texts
 
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Meperidine (also known as Pethidine and its prescription name Demerol) is the only opioid of my knowledge to cause a toxic effect due to its anticholinergic effects of its metabolite Norpethidine.
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