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A 42-year-old member asked:

the doctor ordered 100 mg of methylprednisolone. what is this for?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
It is a corticostero: It is a corticosteroid and is used for a variety of medical conditions. you need to ask your doctor why this is prescribed, what are the side effects - short term but also long term side effects.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Im gonna start taking methylprednisolone, im scared to take it with all the side effects.?

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Dr. Steven Cohen
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Significant illness: The side effects of steroids are seen more commonly if the dose is high and the duration is long. Discuss the reason for steroids with your doctor. You must have a significant underlying disease requiring aggressive treatment. The end point of not taking steroids might be far more serious than the potential side effects of the medication. Try for low dose and every other day if possible.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Methylprednisolone most serious side effects?

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Dr. Milena Lombardi
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Side effects: There are several side effects listed for oral steroids. You can find these on the package insert. There are some points for you to be aware of: 1) don't stop the medication abruptly. 2) longterm use of steroids can cause serious problems like osteoporosis. You'll need to be monitored. 3) steroids can interfere with other medications.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of medrol (methylprednisolone)?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Corticosteroid: The side effects with corticosteroids include flushing, weight gain, increased glucose, osteoporosis, avascular necrosis, psychological, cataracts, stretch marks, risk of infection to name a few.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak take to work?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
First day: Usually works the first day.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack side effects?

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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: This medication is given for many reasons. It can help with allergic reactions, inflammation, pain. It can have side effects of fluid retention, insomnia, or feeling irritable.

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