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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: It is a form of cortisone and is a potent antiinflammatory med.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: This medication is given for many reasons. It can help with allergic reactions, inflammation, pain. It can have side effects of fluid retention, ins ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience in Neurology
See answer below: Solumedrol (methylprednisolone) is frequently used to manage ms relapses. It may take a few days to see the benefit of this therapy. It is usually giv ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many: Solu-medrol is a form of steroid (glucocorticosteroid). With most medications, there are possible side effects; with steroids, guaranteed. They can ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: This medication is given for many reasons. It can help with allergic reactions, inflammation, pain. It can have side effects of fluid retention, ins ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Treatment: Solu -medrol can be used to reduce the body's immune responses to certain diseases which may decrease inflammation/ pain/ swelling. Your physician may ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Depomedrol (methylprednisolone) is an acetylated steroid that is used for local injection and has little systemic effect. Dexamethasone (decadron) is ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: It can help.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes it is: Yes it is. Only use medications prescribed by your doctor. Every medication has side effects.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: "allergy" to a medication is often used loosely to mean any adverse reaction so its difficult to give a definitive answer without a full history. Both ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It may increase your glucose and WBC level. But every doctor knows to expect that if you're on steroid therapy.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience in Radiology
Antiinflammatory: Depo Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a type of anti-inflammatory steroid (glucocorticoid). It is most typically used for injections into muscles or jo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience in Pain Management
Same thing: Solumedrol (methylprednisolone) is simply one version of an injectable cortisone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Blair
48 years experience in Dentistry
Sometimes.: If you have a "temporary" pulpitis (momentary pain), it can provide relief. If your tooth is abscessing (pain lasting longer than 10 minutes), it wil ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
26 years experience in Pain Management
Temporarily: You may feel better for a short time but it is not a good treatment long term. The only proven treatment for fibromyalgia is a regular exercise progra ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on your skin condition.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: This will not affect drug screens.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Depends what is your problem. Always an alternative to steroids.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabor Racz
22 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not much: Similar action.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Same drugs: When used in short courses(a week or so ) the side effects of insomnia, agitation, or fluid retention are usually tolerable.Longer use opens a "pandor ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many: These are corticosteroids. With most medications, there are possible side effects; with these steroids, they are guaranteed. It is only a matter of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Should be no long lasting deleterious effects but the wisest course of action is to take it as directed.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
No low HR: Why are you on solumedrol (methylprednisolone)? It can increase bp, fluid retention, tachycardia, mood swings, nervousness, insomnia, anxiety, vertigo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: It is usually a 6 day tapering course of a cortisone medication.
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