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Can Methylprednisolone Get You High
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
T2diabetic, diet & exercise controlled. 2 days off Medrol (methylprednisolone) series. Still getting elevated BG of 103 to 140. Was under 100. To be expected? No wt. Gain
Yes: Methylprednisolone or other steroid can cause elevation of blood glucose, with effect lasting up to one week after the last dose. If you have persistent hyperglycemia, with fasting blood glucose greater than 100 mg/dL, or 2 hour postprandial blood glucose greater than 140 mg/dL, he may need to consult your physician to adjust your diabetic medication. ...Read more
Don't worry.: It is not a long acting steroid that lasts for months. It will clear on its own. Though side-effects occur, short term use is fairly safe. Also, consider the risk of the condition that it was prescribed for. ...Read more
Is it normal to have high amounts of energy and hunger while on a medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?
Yes: Absolutely. The medication has a variety of effects. Other people noticed increased alertness, even possibly irritability. In addition to having anti-inflammatory properties - which it looks like is the reason you're taking the medication - one of the other things this drug clas does is mimic and stimulate the body's fight or flight response. And that is consistent with what you're noticing now. ...Read more
Placed on high dose Lasix for z2 weeks following Medrol (methylprednisolone) reaction. Went off lasix, up 7 lbs. What is going on $& for approx how long?
Fluid status: It sounds like you need a really good workup by a good internist perhaps. There are so many things that I do not know about you or what is going on. What you are describing does not sound at all normal to me. ...Read more
My 8yr/old is going to have 1000mg of SOLUMEDROL (methylprednisolone) infusion for a JRA flare. What can you tell me about this medicine and the dossage? Is this high?
Yes but safe: JRA/JIA flares of arthritis can be quite severe, particularly at the time of diagnosis when the child has had no significant treatment yet. Most of the medications for JRA/JIA take at least several weeks to begin working, so if the child cannot walk or has many severely swollen joints that are painful and prevent normal activities, then a large IV dose of steroids (Solumedrol) is warranted and safe ...Read more
I'm on my 4th day of methylprednisolone and I feel shaky and very bloated and nauseous. Should I go to quick care and get checked or is this normal?
I am on Medrol (methylprednisolone) for a second time for asthma, and both times after the third day I get really loopy and mentally out of it. Should I stop taking it?
Given 1 shot of depomedrol (methylprednisolone) on Mon blood work taken Thursday. Would the shot affect white blood count? Mine is high, but also haven't been feeling well
Depo-Medrol: Depo-Medrol is a brand of injected methylprednisolone (http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/depo-medrol-injection. Html). All steroids can increase glucose (sugar), thus aggravating (even causing) diabetes as well as causing temporary increase in white blood cell counts. Infection can also increase WBC. Follow up closely w/prescribing doc. ...Read more
Steroid side effects: Even high dose solumedrol (methylprednisolone) is not known to cause infertility. Other immunosuppressives can cause infertility. Why do you receive this treatment? The underlying cause or disease process you might have could also cause this. Need to check in with the doctor giving you solumedrol (methylprednisolone). ...Read more
I am on Medrol (methylprednisolone) and antihistamines, had a steroid shot 2 days ago. My Wbc and neuts are high, lymphs are low h and h are low, rbc is low. Being treated?
Need more info: I think that you may be getting too many steroids (cortisone like medications). If you are not seeing an allergist please have your family physician recommend one for you to see. At 70 years of age one does not always respond like the average person would who is much younger and the blood tests reflect that. ...Read more
On fluconazole 150 mg 3x/week. Now diagnosed w/viral ear infection with prescription for Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak. Only weigh 90 lbs. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose too high?
I think dose is: Proper, if a doctor prescribed it to you knowing your weight. ...Read more
How often is it safe to get IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) for the treatment of chronic status migraines?
Some issues: First, you have diabetes, and the steroids WILL increase your blood sugars. Secondly, repetitive steroids will increase risk of osteoporosis, avascular necrosis of hip, shoulder, or knee, cataracts or glaucoma, and many other side effects. Would not advise this approach more than twice yearly, and even then, limit to a few days. ...Read more
Why does Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack cause me such bad pain. I am in so much pain I can hardly walk or stand? How do I get rid of the pain?
Not Medrol (methylprednisolone): That would relieve almost any pain for which it was prescribed. You should consult the provider who prescribed the dose pack as to whether you need to continue it in the setting of this pain. You should also not take aspirin while taking Medrol (methylprednisolone). Try some antacid for the pain (assuming it's abdominal) while consulting your doctor. ...Read more
AM taking methylprednisolone for clogged ears. Ringing, pressure. Starting 3rd day. When will get relief?
How many Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 40mg injections will get rid of my chronic inflammation of the pisiform bone and the flexor carpi ulnaris? Had 2, no improvement.
Not a good option-: -though steroid injections help, they are also great destroyers of soft tissue as tendons, articular cartilage, , so you should not keep getting them. You are young & the damages can B life long. The tendon may rupture, and the pisoform may loose blood supply. The drugs are great but their use need be judicious. ...Read more
Always risks: Most of the time for sort term use, they are safe. Steroids have many side effects that are usually related to the size of the dose and duration of treatment including weight gain, thin skin, fragile blood vessels, increased risk of diabetes mellitus, thin bones and bone fractures, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, etc. ...Read more
Not from drug: Photo sensitivity or sun related problems are rare with methylprednisolone. This is a treatment for many diseases which can become worse on sunlight. For the medication itself you do not need to take special precautions. It is always a good idea to use sunscreen if you expect significant sun exposure. ...Read more
Anti inflammatory: 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, osteoporosis, diabetes, and infections. ...Read more
At 36hrs.: It takes 36 hrs for the drug to be less than 10per cent of the dose. But if you mean after long term use, your adrenal glands will be suppressed for a much longer period than after a single dose! ...Read more
Whatever is needed: It depends on what you were treating you and how you were treating it. Each person has to be individualized and your physician get help clarify what's best for you. ...Read more
It depends: It depends what condition you are using it to treat and it also depends on the dose of the drug used. It usually is very effective within 24-48 hours. ...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
Many products...: Herbalife has many products, and since they are not medications approved by the fda, herbalife products are probably not tested for interactions with medications such as methyprednisolone. So, that means nobody really knows what interactions there are. If an herbalife user hears of some interaction or thinks he is getting an interaction, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more
Be sure to get: An x-ray. This may make a diagnosis and reveal which treatment is best. ...Read more
Methylprednisolone tab 4mg, 1st day, all 6 tablets may be taken as one dose. Its its all most 10pm is this going to make me sick taking all 6?
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. ...Read more
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