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Dr. Marc Lorber
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Methylprednisolone (Definition)

Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid. It's in the same family as Prednisone but is a bit more potent. Medrol (methylprednisolone) is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medrol (methylprednisolone) like other steroids have many side effects especially if used long term. Common ones: weight gain, ...Read more


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Can I drink alcohol while on a 6 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?

Can I drink alcohol while on a 6 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?

Do you need to drink: Although the use of alcohol with Medrol (methylprednisolone) 6 day pack is not contraindicated, it does increase your risk of possible pancreatitis, throat and stomach irritation, and additionally raise sugar loads. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Not recommended: Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking prednisone. As a general rule of thumb, if there is any doubt at all, it is best to refrain from mixing alcohol with medication.
Hope it make sense. ...Read more

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Just completed my 6-day cycle of methylprednisolone. When is it safe to consume alcohol post completion of cycle.

1-2 days: If you wish to protect your stomach when drinking alcohol, you could take Pepcid complete, or zantac (ranitidine) which is otc. It is not advisable to drink more than 2 drinks per day. Also avoid advil, aleve, aspirin. ...Read more

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I am finishing a long course of methylprednisolone. I have been avoiding alcohol during the course. How long do I need to wait before I can have drink?

I am finishing a long course of methylprednisolone. I have been avoiding alcohol during the course. How long do I need to wait before I can have drink?

That depends on what: You were taking the steroid for. I always wonder when someone is asking a total stranger on an online website rather than the doctor who is treating them about when they can drink again. I also wonder about how important drinking is to that person, and how much they are drinking how often. An occasional social drink is probably not harmful to most things, but without your history I cannot say. ...Read more

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Is it possible to consume alcohol when you are prescribed a steroid, ic methylprednisolone for a skin rash? What are the side affects of consuming alcohol while you are on this steroid? What would happen if you do consume alcohol while on this steroid?

Nothing: I always wonder what someone means when they say 'consuming alcohol.' if we are talking one or two social drinks a few times a week, then the answer is nothing. If we are talking about getting drunk every day, every other day, then it is not good for you or your skin. There are no specific interactions between beverage alcohol and steroids used on the skin. ...Read more

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I am suffering from trapezium spasm since 1 month I am taking medrol tablets, zerodol and gabapin 300. But the pain is not gone. I have pain in my upp?

I am suffering from trapezium spasm since 1 month I am taking medrol tablets, zerodol and gabapin 300. But the pain is not gone. I have pain in my upp?

Further work up: If it has not gotten better after 4 weeks, there may be an underlying cause to the spasm such as a picked nerve in the neck. Consider requesting an Mri of the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Took 3 medrol instead of 2 just started dose was suppose to take 2 three times a day?

Took 3 medrol instead of 2 just started dose was suppose to take 2 three times a day?

No worries: If a person is supposed to take 2 pills 3 times a day, and instead takes 3 pills, then 1 pill, then 2 pills, that should be ok. Taking 3, then 2, then 1, should be ok also. Her total dose for that day would still equal 6 pills. ...Read more

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Anyone had solu-medrol side effects?

Anyone had solu-medrol side effects?

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. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Not a good idea: Xanax (alprazolam) interferes with the metabolism of steroids including Medrol and may cause a substantial change in blood level of medrol. ...Read more

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Anyone had solu-medrol IV for MS and get great results?

Anyone had solu-medrol IV for MS and get great results?

RELAPSES: IV Solumedrol (methylprednisolone) in appropriate dosing over 3 days has reversed relapses in most of my patients, but NOT always. Where poor outcomes have occurred, have used Acthar (ACTH) instead. Other choices include plasmapheresis, and if pregnant, IVIG. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken Medrol or methylprednisolone?

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. ...Read more

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What is a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?

What is a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?

See details: It is usually a 6 day tapering course of a cortisone medication. ...Read more

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I am taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) since yesterday and I have cheast disconfort and taquicardia is it normal? Have I suspend it?

I am taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) since yesterday and I have cheast disconfort and taquicardia is it normal? Have I suspend it?

Not med, see Dr: Not likely an effect of the medicine, possibly what is being treated, but should see your Doctor to be sure isn't something serious. ...Read more

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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack side effects?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack side effects?

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. ...Read more

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Any substitute? I have Medrol (methylprednisolone) allergy.

Any substitute? I have Medrol (methylprednisolone) allergy.

Really?: What do you mean by allergy? Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a corticosteroid and allergy does not occur to it. If you are intolerant of it there are alternatives like decadron, (dexamethasone) Prednisone and triamcinilone which may be used depending on what condition is being treated. ...Read more

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How long does depo-medrol shots last?

How long does depo-medrol shots last?

Depends on what for!: It truly depends on what you are injecting it for. Some joints injections last long time. Carpal rtunnel, months. Nerve block, may be years if first successful. Can't really say unless specific problem is stated. ...Read more

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How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in you?

How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in you?

Medrol (methylprednisolone): According to epocrates a medical app it takes 90-180 hours for your body to clear Medrol (methylprednisolone) assuming your body is functioning normally. ...Read more

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How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in your system?

How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in your system?

100 hours: The half life (time to get rid of 50% of the drug in your system) is approximately 20 hours. Normally after 5 half lives the level has dropped to 3% and is having little effect on your system. ...Read more

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Will I gain weight from the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak?

Will I gain weight from the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak?

No: Although Medrol dose pack is a steroid (methylprednisolone) and has 21 tablets, it is only taken for a finite time and is unlikely to have you gain weight. Patients who take steroids chronically (long continuous duration) are at risk for gaining weight and to have other side effects. ...Read more

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Can you take a Medrol dose pack every month because of the taper?

Can you take a Medrol dose pack every month because of the taper?

Medrol: There is no reason not to take a steroid pack every month IF THERe IS medical indication for prescribing that. However steroids taken too frequently and with out proper indications can lead to complications ...Read more

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Medrol (Definition)

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