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Is methylprednisolone safe?

Is methylprednisolone safe?

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

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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Methylprednisolone, should I stay out of sun?

Methylprednisolone, should I stay out of sun?

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

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What does it feel like to take methylprednisolone?

What does it feel like to take methylprednisolone?

Depends on dose!: Large doses (greater than 10 mg acutely), are likely to to initially make you feel wired, or energized! Larger doses will affect the brain more. Steroids should be taken in the morning. If taken before sleep, you will not sleep well! Read more

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Please describe the medication: methylprednisolone?

Please describe the medication: methylprednisolone?

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

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Has anyone ever taken Medrol or methylprednisolone?

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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How long does methylprednisolone stay in your system?

How long does methylprednisolone stay in your system?

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

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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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What medicines can be taken with methylprednisolone tablets?

What medicines can be taken with methylprednisolone tablets?

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

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How long does it take for methylprednisolone to take effect?

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

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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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What affects does herbellife have with methylprednisolone have with each other?

What affects does herbellife have with methylprednisolone have with each other?

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

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How to alleviate horrible kneey pain ice doesn't work. Just started medrol (methylprednisolone)?

Be sure to get: An x-ray. This may make a diagnosis and reveal which treatment is best. Read more

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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?

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?

Methylprednisolone: Steroids can cause insomnia, heart racing, anxiety and mania. It's better to take Medrol (methylprednisolone) in the am but if you need to take the Methylprednisolone take the minimal amount at night and the remaining dose in the morning. Read more

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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

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

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Is it safe to take methylprednisolone?

Is it safe to take methylprednisolone?

It has risks: All corticosteroid carry considerable risk with long term use. The risk depends on the dose taken and the length of time it is taken. Short courses have relatively small risk. Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Medrol (Definition)

Medrol is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more