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Can I Mix Medrol With Alcohol
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
Just completed my 6-day cycle of methylprednisolone. When is it safe to consume alcohol post completion of cycle.
Just today I completed a 6-day dose of methylprednisolone. When is it safe to consume alcohol post completion of cycle?
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
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
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?
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
Can I cut the medrol dose pack in half? Ie... still take it every day as recommended yet cut each daily dose in half?
No: That low of a dose is unlikely to be effective. It also depends what you are taking it for. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Possibly: Possibly, but use of the "dose pack" is controversial. ...Read more
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