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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Sometimes: It can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No affect there.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Depo medrol (methylprednisolone): Depends on many factors: the patient, the location, the amount and the placement are among the many variables. ...Read more
Got depo medrol shot almost near top of shoulder, it bled. Very painful,hard to move arm. Feels like I have a big knot. What do I do? What happened?
Pain after shot.: May have pierced blood vessel. Show to you Dr in AM if not better. ...Read more
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
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
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
Can you gain weight with only one shot of depo-medrol for rheumatoid arthritis? How long does it last in the body?
The nurse hit a vein when she gave me 15mg DEPO yes DEPO Medrol (methylprednisolone). Do I need 2 worry? She said it would be okay. I did research Im worried! Will I b ok?
You will be fine: There is no issue.Get a more detailed answer ›
Was given depo medrol (methylprednisolone) shot today and supposed to stop taking anti inflammatory 2 weeks prior to surgery. Do I have to postpone now? Surgery 2 1/2 away
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
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
Yes: Yes. This is a temporary side effect. ...Read more
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