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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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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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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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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?

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 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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Medrol (Definition)

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Corticosteroid Drug (Definition)

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