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Compare Prednisone And Methylprednisolone
See below: Yes, for a short period of time only. ...Read more
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
What is differences between methylprednisolone, prednisone, and prednisolone? Which one better (have less sx)?
I've had prednisone in the past w/no problems. Now my dr wants to try a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pk for bad migraine. Is this the same as prednisone?
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Should I worry abt side effects from Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pk? I have dysautonomia & BP can be a little unpredic, but I've done fine in the past w/prednisone.
Should be OK: Most dose packs start about 24mg and taper down fairly quickly, so should not be a big problem. If concerned, should always ask either your prescribing dr, primary dr (if different), or pharmacist. ...Read more
Did a week of prednisone 2 months ago, then a week 1 month ago. Now, have a severe migraine and am considering a week of medrol (methylprednisolone). safe? Options limited
?: Generally speaking it is safe, but this is rather a medical decision in the context of your clinical situation, your doctor would know better the risks/benifits of plan of treatment, good luck ...Read more
Have dysautonomia. Notice that I feel much better when on medrol, (methylprednisolone) prednisone for OTHER conditions. Would florinef feel just as good if taken daily?
Adrenal steroids: Medrol (methylprednisolone) and prednisone are glucocorticoid hormone meds and have anti inflammatory actions as well as some salt retaining actions. These mimic cortisol. They elevate glucose and increase appetite. A positive mood is another effect. Florinef mimics aldosterone. It is salt retaining principally. It has no cortisol effects. Does not elevvate mood. Preserves blood volume. Thus supports BP. ...Read more
Hi I started off on some prednisone for a severe case of contact dermatitis but was just prescribed medrol (methylprednisolone) as a refill, is this an acceptable replacement?
Similar: The two drugs are very similar with Medrol (methylprednisolone) presumably causing slightly less sodium retention. However, oral steroid should not be used as chronic Rx for contact dermatitis, avoidance is. If the problem persists despite avoidance of a known contact allergen, you need to see a dermatologist to look for another Dx. ...Read more
Acute bronchitis asthma on doxcycline and prednisone, & nebulizor. Started doxi and Medrol (methylprednisolone) fri changed to prednisone can't talk w/out wheezing bad. Walking makes pant neb helps 5 min? No temp X-ray ok
Need to f/u with Doc: It should be getting better not worse, you might need a cxr/pulse ox and more intensive treatment to include possible admission and IV therapy. If you called my office with above complaints I would want to see you that day for re-evaluation. ...Read more
What Is The Difference Between Prednisone And Methlprednisolone? What are the most common affects they have over time. I'm on methlprednisolone.
Similar n different: The difference between prednisone and prednisolone is that one is the precursor to the other. Prednisone is activated by enzymes in the liver to turn into prednisolone. They do have similar uses but prednisolone is more readily absorbed by the body. Prednisolone is usually used when there is liver toxicity or liver failure involved. ...Read more
Rec'd Medrol dose pack for asthma flare-up yesterday. Doses (24mg max) seem lower than what I've taken before (40mg prednisone). Is Medrol dose pack sufficient for asthma flare? Traveling soon so want to be sure I get right treatment before leaving.
See below: Medrol is methylprednisolone, which is dosed different than prednisone. It should be sufficient to control an asthma flare. However, it depends on your other meds and how severe the flare is. I would make sure you are doing a peak flow meter daily. Also, have you noticed a decrease in the amount of rescue inhalers you are using since being on the medrol? ...Read more
Which organ metabolizes corticosteroids? (Prednisone, Decadron, (dexamethasone) Medrol) would it be the Liver or the Kidneys?
Liver: Liver is your answer. The kidneys get put some of the metabolites that are produced after liver starts the process off. ...Read more
Is the risk of adrenal suppression/insuffiency increased or the same at, let's say, 35 mg prednisone compared to 45 mg? Or any dosage above 7.5 equal?
PREDNISONE A STEROID: Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect on minerals like potassium. ...Read more
Yes: It is frequently used to get an active flare of the disease under control, to get the person feeling better. It is not desirable to use prednisone, though, for long term control of the disease, due to its many side effects. Other medications are used for ongoing control to reduce flares and need for prednisone. ...Read more
Varies.: Depends on how it was stopped. If stopped abruptly it may have rebound effects of the disease process that was treated. IE a flare. May feel fatigued and sluggish until the effects wears off. If you have been taking it longer than two to three weeks should be tapered off by doctors directions. If you have taken it for a long time you may symptoms of adrenal insufficiency if not tapered correctly. ...Read more
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more