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Depo Medrol Corticosteroid
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
Depo medrol (methylprednisolone): Depends on many factors: the patient, the location, the amount and the placement are among the many variables. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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