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A 41-year-old female asked:

going to be having a single iv dose of methylprednisolone during surgery and im scared of the side effects. i've been taking pred forte eyedrops too. my dr wont take time to discuss this. im scared.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
PRED: A single dose of steroids is not a problem its mid potency and is short lived good luck with surgery it will be ok.
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Talk to your doctor: You shouldn't go into surgery uninformed. Get your questions answered before the procedure, or postpone the surgery until you're satisfied.

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Last updated May 7, 2014

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