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how long does medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in your system and cause side effects?

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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a steroid . It has a half life of 18-26 hours and should be out of your system after that time after completing your course.
Answered on Feb 18, 2020
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Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
I'd submit if have diabetes you could expect a side effect of increased blood sugar with steroids
Aug 3, 2012

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