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Does the methylprednisolone dosepak take away the pain of a herniated disk?

Does the methylprednisolone dosepak take away the pain of a herniated disk?

Prednisone for pain: Prednisone is a temporary solution to help with an acute flare of your back pain. Some people who have herniated disk do not have pain and others have it chronically. When there is a flare or a worsening of pain, this can help but will not permanently make the pain go away. ...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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What are the side effects of Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? Does it work to take care of inflammation in the low back due to a herniated disk? Please help

What are the side effects of Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? Does it work to take care of inflammation in the low back due to a herniated disk? Please help

Potentially: A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is basically a regimen of oral steroids, usually taken for anywhere from a 6-15 day course. Steroids are very potent anti-inflammatories and so can help inflammatory conditions such as a radiculopathy secondary to a herniated disc. The effectiveness, and also the time they last vary tremendously. Steroids can cause multiple, severe side effects but usually more in chronic use. ...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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I'm on Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak for MS relapses. 4mg tablets, 6pills days 1, taper down 1 pill each day. How soon can I expect this to start working?

See details: It depends on the severity of the flares. A short course such as a dosepack may not help at all. If it helps you should see benefit in the first 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Can the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak be used for a swollen ankle and foot?

Can the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak be used for a swollen ankle and foot?

Yes...: Provided it is prescribed by your doctor. It is importand to find out the cause of the swelling before initiating treatment. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Stopping Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak after 1 day? Is that ok?

No: Should be no long lasting deleterious effects but the wisest course of action is to take it as directed. ...Read more

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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak; can it be used if your ankle swells?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak; can it be used if your ankle swells?

Not long term: While a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack can reduce inflammation in the short term, it would be important to determine the underlying cause of the ankle swelling for long term relief. ...Read more

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I'm on 6 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak for an MS relapse. How soon can I expect the steroids to start working?

I'm on 6 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak for an MS relapse. How soon can I expect the steroids to start working?

How are you taking?: I am curious to know how many miligrams you are taking daily for your MS relapse and how long your therapy will be. I say this because ideally you should feel some sort of relief by the end of the week. The dosepak tablets are 4mg and I do not think this would be strong enough for MS, unless you were prescribed Medrol (methylprednisolone) which can go up to 32mg tablets. See your doctor if no relief soon. ...Read more

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Woke this morning with severe eyelid and facial swelling. Went to ER and started Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak; why for?

Woke this morning with severe eyelid and facial swelling. Went to ER and started Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak; why for?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dosepak: Although it is difficult to answer you specifically without seeing you and know more details, Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepaks are generally prescribed to reduce inflammation and swelling. Methylprednisolone is the active agent and it is a corticosteroid. Your physician may have thought the swelling was from allergy, or inflammation from a virus. For infection you also need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I am having severe incapacitating pain in my hip and down the front of my leg. ER doc said sciatica? Prescribed medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak. Will this help

Likely to help but: You need to find a long term solution since steroids are risky over time. Consult a Dr, a physical therapist or chiropractor for exercise/Tx plan. Many things may help. Correct shoes, sitting posture, mattress, proper weight, strength, etc. Accupuncture/pressure - all can work! ...Read more

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Methylprednisolone 4MG Dospak 21s were prescribed for double ear infection for a period of 6 days. Is my immune system lowered with this small dosage?

Methylprednisolone 4MG Dospak 21s were prescribed for double ear infection for a period of 6 days. Is my immune system lowered with this small dosage?

Unlikely: It takes a much higher dose of cortisone for a much longer duration to impact the immune system clinically although steroid has been found to cause increased breakdown of immunoglobulins. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Lumbar (Low Back) Herniated Disk (Definition)

A herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. ...Read more