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What common side effects can methylprednisolone cause? Worried about anxiety or depression effects.

What common side effects can methylprednisolone cause? Worried about anxiety or depression effects.

Side effects: Generally, doctors are careful w/ this medication and only use it as necessary since side effects are serious and risks are greater in long term use. Each person may or may not have a wide range and you need to discuss what to watch for w/ the doctor. At the first signs of trouble, you'd report it and either begin to taper or get treatment for the new symptoms. Be hopeful -but be prepared. ...Read more

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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Should i worry abt side effects from Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pk? I have dysautonomia & BP can be a little unpredic, but i've done fine in the past w/prednisone.

Should i worry abt side effects from Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pk? I have dysautonomia & BP can be a little unpredic, but i've done fine in the past w/prednisone.

Should be OK: Most dose packs start about 24mg and taper down fairly quickly, so should not be a big problem. If concerned, should always ask either your prescribing dr, primary dr (if different), or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Do you see less side effects with a 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack? I just started today and all the side effects seem scary.

Do you see less side effects with a 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack? I just started today and all the side effects seem scary.

Should be a reason.: As a rheumatologist, I have never prescribed a dose pack. Prefer sliding scale of presnisone, wh ich causes slightly less fluid retention. However, the "scary" side -effects listed are very unlikely by any stretch. I'm always concerned about the "bandaid" use of cortisone, but i can't be that negative, not knowing the reason it was given to you. I would not worry! ...Read more

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What are the effects from Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) + lidocaine in trigger point injections?

What are the effects from Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) + lidocaine in trigger point injections?

Quick relief: A trigger point can occur from many factors but it ends in a dysfunctional muscle fiber. The addition of Lidocaine or steroids to just the insertion of the needle into the muscle probable does not result in a better outcome. However the local anesthetic does result in immediate relief if not temporary. In my opinion steroids do not help in this situation. ...Read more

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Methylprednisolone most serious side effects?

Methylprednisolone most serious side effects?

Side effects: There are several side effects listed for oral steroids. You can find these on the package insert. There are some points for you to be aware of: 1) don't stop the medication abruptly. 2) longterm use of steroids can cause serious problems like osteoporosis. You'll need to be monitored. 3) steroids can interfere with other medications. ...Read more

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Which side effects can we expect while my husband takes methylprednisolone?

Which side effects can we expect while my husband takes methylprednisolone?

Several side effects: There are several side effects which range from weight gain and insomnia in the short term. If he is going to be on it long term, one has to worry about diabetes, osteoporosis, and other health conditions. Have him talk to his doctor to see what can possibly be done to minimize side effects. ...Read more

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How do I get methylprednisolone out my system fast? Just read about side effects.

How do I get methylprednisolone out my system fast? Just read about side effects.

Don't worry.: It is not a long acting steroid that lasts for months. It will clear on its own. Though side-effects occur, short term use is fairly safe. Also, consider the risk of the condition that it was prescribed for. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Medrol (Definition)

Medrol is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more