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Does Methylprednisolone Help Cure Coughing
Took 5day pred burst 3 weeks ago. Now want to take 7day Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack to ease severe unrelenting cough. Is this safe or too close together?
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
I am on my last day of methylprednisolone 4 mg pack and taking benzonatate for a cough but I still have the cough. What should I do?
Cough: If the cough is improving, then adequate sleep and hydration and tincture of time should fix it. Some post-viral bronchospasm can even last up to 6 weeks to 3 months, but usually will resolve within 2 weeks. Is asthma or emphysema a problem? Is the cough worsening? If so, seeing your physician for follow-up is a good plan. ...Read more
Is methylprednisolone (plus tamiflu) helpful for an at risk elderly patient with compromised breathing? He is beginning to cough after flu exposure.
Is it okay to take Dextromethorphan while on virtussin AC? For persistent cough, dr gave me virtussin and medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack.
Usually can do that: Virtussin AC is like Robitussin AC, which is guaifenesin plus codeine. Adding a dose of dextromethorphan (DM) would be like taking the over-the-counter Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) plus a bit of prescription codeine. Of course, each patient is different, with various reasons for coughing. That means one should ask his own doctor about what to do when a cough won't go away, or recurs, or worsens. ...Read more
I have been having bronchi for at least month. Ear infection, then cold appeared. On Medrol (methylprednisolone) and decongestants, proair inhaler, but can't cough up phlegm?
Cough: In addition to infectious cause, the 3 most common causes of a chronic cough include asthma, rhinitis, and gastroesophageal reflux. An allergist/immunologist or a primary care physician can help evaluate and diagnose the reason for your chronic cough. You should see a physician if the cough has persisted despite steroids ...Read more
I have a chesty cough and phlegm is still stuck taken medrol and antibiotics have bronchitis what can I do.
Add expectorant: Use a mucous thinning medication like guafenesin. You can also drink more water to thin the mucous. ...Read more
Dry cough x3wks-no other sx-rx-bronchitis-solu-medrol, pro-air-tess perles-then switched to pred 40mg qd x5days-day3- little imprvment-cxr neg. Now-?
Cough: It see that you smoke, this does not help matters. Diabetes can also cause you to have acid reflux, so does smoking, your cough may not be an infection but from reflux. Try otc Prilosec and see if it helps, take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Always check with your doctor first to see if the medicine is ok to take in your case before taking it. ...Read more
I was perscribed a 6 day dose pack of Medrol for a cough and sinus pressure. Is this sufficient? Should I take additional cold medication like dayquil
Went to doc 6 days ago for sore throat it better but got dry cough. Ears feel like Fluid sometimes hard to pop. Taking clarithromycin and medrol pack?
Went to doctor and was told I have Asthmatic Bronchitis caused by breathing chemical fumes. Could this be cured by itself or take Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack.
Need doctor's help! Will neo Medrol (methylprednisolone) lotion cure pimples and acne completely?
No: Caution: steroid lotions can cause thinning of the skin especially on the face. ...Read more
Always risks: Most of the time for sort term use, they are safe. Steroids have many side effects that are usually related to the size of the dose and duration of treatment including weight gain, thin skin, fragile blood vessels, increased risk of diabetes mellitus, thin bones and bone fractures, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, etc. ...Read more
Not from drug: Photo sensitivity or sun related problems are rare with methylprednisolone. This is a treatment for many diseases which can become worse on sunlight. For the medication itself you do not need to take special precautions. It is always a good idea to use sunscreen if you expect significant sun exposure. ...Read more
Anti inflammatory: 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, osteoporosis, diabetes, and infections. ...Read more
At 36hrs.: It takes 36 hrs for the drug to be less than 10per cent of the dose. But if you mean after long term use, your adrenal glands will be suppressed for a much longer period than after a single dose! ...Read more
Whatever is needed: It depends on what you were treating you and how you were treating it. Each person has to be individualized and your physician get help clarify what's best for you. ...Read more
It depends: It depends what condition you are using it to treat and it also depends on the dose of the drug used. It usually is very effective within 24-48 hours. ...Read more
100 hours: The half life (time to get rid of 50% of the drug in your system) is approximately 20 hours. Normally after 5 half lives the level has dropped to 3% and is having little effect on your system. ...Read more
No: Although Medrol dose pack is a steroid (methylprednisolone) and has 21 tablets, it is only taken for a finite time and is unlikely to have you gain weight. Patients who take steroids chronically (long continuous duration) are at risk for gaining weight and to have other side effects. ...Read more
Possibly: Possibly, but use of the "dose pack" is controversial. ...Read more
Many products...: Herbalife has many products, and since they are not medications approved by the fda, herbalife products are probably not tested for interactions with medications such as methyprednisolone. So, that means nobody really knows what interactions there are. If an herbalife user hears of some interaction or thinks he is getting an interaction, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more
Be sure to get: An x-ray. This may make a diagnosis and reveal which treatment is best. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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