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Is Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) safe?

Yes it is: Yes it is. Only use medications prescribed by your doctor. Every medication has side effects. ...Read more

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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 methylprednisolone or montelukast (for asthma) effect Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Can methylprednisolone or montelukast (for asthma)  effect Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Usually not: the steroid affect usually does not affect the depo in correct dosages Check with your provider but you should be fine ...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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Is Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) same as dexamethasone?

Is Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) same as dexamethasone?

No: Depomedrol (methylprednisolone) is an acetylated steroid that is used for local injection and has little systemic effect. Dexamethasone (decadron) is a systemic steroid. ...Read more

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Will Medrol (methylprednisolone) steroid pack affect my pre-op labs?

Will Medrol (methylprednisolone) steroid pack affect my pre-op labs?

Yes: It may increase your glucose and WBC level. But every doctor knows to expect that if you're on steroid therapy. ...Read more

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What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?

What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?

Chemical Structure: Among physiatrists, anesthesiologist and other pain physicians, both of these steroids have a unique, and sometimes, interchangeable place in pain blocks depending on anatomical considerations (lumbar, cervical, transforaminal, etc.). Ask your physician what he/she is comfortable using, and why....They'll love the question! ...Read more

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Solu-medrol steroid side effects?

Solu-medrol steroid side effects?

Many: Solu-medrol is a form of steroid (glucocorticosteroid). With most medications, there are possible side effects; with steroids, guaranteed. They can affect almost any body system producing diabetes, bone death, skin tearing, bruising, hypertension, etc. ...Read more

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Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Symptoms?: What you may be experiencing may be merely side effects of the albuterol like heart racing and pounding which is not an allergy but an effect upon the heart. I suspect that's what you are having. Other drugs of this type for bronchospasm may be less of a problem for you or you may just be overusing your medication. ...Read more

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Will predinsolone steroid affect microgynon 30?

Will predinsolone steroid affect microgynon 30?

Other way around: B"sd it is always a good idea as indeed certain medications can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills. Prednisone /prednisolone is not one of them. On the other hand OCP pills decrease the clearance prednisone and therefore result in higher blood levels, which may or may not be a problem depending on the condition being treated and duration of use. ...Read more

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Can you take ibupr after a Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) injection?

Can you take ibupr after a Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) injection?

Ibuprofen for Pain: Yes. Ibuprofen is a wise choice to help the injection pain lessen. No worries with this one. ...Read more

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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak helpful for my skin condition?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak helpful for my skin condition?

Maybe: Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose paks are steroid tapers that ate helpful for inflammatory dermatoses, however, only your physician can determine of its right for your rash. Giving a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pak to someone with an infectious cause can make the rash worse! ...Read more

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Does kenalog (triamcinolone) prednisone injection cause weight gain?

Does kenalog (triamcinolone) prednisone injection cause weight gain?

Dose & Frequency: The use of kenalog injections is common for a wide variety of maladies. It is quite unlikely to cause weight gain in the usual way it is given. However, if the dose is very large and it is given frequently, side effects may occur. However, oral dosing of kenalog (triamcinolone acetonide) can cause weight gain among other side effect that go along with corticosteroid use. ...Read more

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Kenalog (triamcinolone) allergy shot and pregnancy?

PREGNANCY: If mom is receiving allergy shots during pregnancy, then the amount must be minimal so that it will not affect pregnancy especially the 1st trimester. ...Read more

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Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol?

Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol?

Same drugs: When used in short courses(a week or so ) the side effects of insomnia, agitation, or fluid retention are usually tolerable.Longer use opens a "pandoras box" of side effects. ...Read more

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Side effects from depo-medrol medicines?

Side effects from depo-medrol medicines?

Irregular bleeding: Headaches, mood disturbances, weight gain (about 5 lbs.), transient/reversible hair loss, transient/reversible bone mineral density loss, etc... ...Read more

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Have a depo-medrol injection. And want 2 know what are the side effects?

Depo medrol (methylprednisolone): Depends on many factors: the patient, the location, the amount and the placement are among the many variables. ...Read more

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Will a 120mg 3ml Depo Medrol IM shot in the buttocks be painful? Will it be given with my briefs under the gown,or without my briefs under the gown?

Will a 120mg 3ml Depo Medrol IM shot in the buttocks be painful? Will it be given with my briefs under the gown,or without my briefs under the gown?

Just a shot: Getting a shot is never pleasant but all of us have had shots before. Kids get vaccine shots all the time and do fine. An IM shot would not be given through clothes as that would not be sterile. ...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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I had a depo-Medrol injection two weeks ago. I did really well the week. Now doesn't seem to be helping.I thought it stayed in your system for 6 wks?

I had a depo-Medrol injection two weeks ago. I did really well the week. Now doesn't seem to be helping.I thought it stayed in your system for 6 wks?

Results vary: You did not really say where you had the injection or what it was for but results with steroid injections vary. If it was an intramuscular injection to calm down your asthma then it would only be expected to last for a week or two. If it was a joint injection for arthritis then it could relieve the pain for up to 3 months. Even this is variable and people have different results. ...Read more

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Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol?

Same drugs: When used in short courses(a week or so ) the side effects of insomnia, agitation, or fluid retention are usually tolerable.Longer use opens a "pandoras box" of side effects. ...Read more

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Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol medicines?

Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol medicines?

Many: These are corticosteroids. With most medications, there are possible side effects; with these steroids, they are guaranteed. It is only a matter of which ones will occur. From osteoporosis, bone fracture, skin tearing, death. They can be critical to preserve life, but should be used with careful consideration, as to whether other safer medications would be more appropriate. ...Read more

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I had a depo-medrol shot a week ago for bronchitis. Can I get a flu shot? Or do I need to wait. Thanks!

I had a depo-medrol shot a week ago for bronchitis. Can I get a flu shot? Or do I need to wait. Thanks!

Depends: If the flu is already active in your area, a shot may be the best thing you can do right now to reduce your risk. However, it is likely not to give you the best protection since the steroid interferes with immune function. I usually wait 30 days or just repeat the flu shot then to give the best protection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for depo-medrol to work it's magic on painful joints?

Depo-medrol: Pain response time varies somewhat between individuals. But time of onset is 6 to 48 hours and peak effect is 4 to 8 days by injection and 1 to 2 hours by mouth. ...Read more

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I received depo-medrol shot yesterday for a skin rash; am I now immunocompromised?

I received depo-medrol shot yesterday for a skin rash; am I now immunocompromised?

Usually no issue: Technically yes, steroids decrease an immune response, but it is usually not an issue when you are generally healthy and taking care of yourself in terms of healthy diet, rest, exercise, etc. ...Read more

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40mg injection depo medrol in ankle today. How long until pain/swelling from injection subsides and positive side affects/inflammation improvement?

40mg injection depo medrol in ankle today. How long until pain/swelling from injection subsides and positive side affects/inflammation improvement?

A day or so: The swelling from the injection depends on how the injection was given and what the volume of the injected medication is. Steroid starts to work in about 6 hours but the optimal effect is not achieved until about 36-48 hours after. . ...Read more

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