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Effects Of Methylprednisolone
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What are the side effects of a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? Is 4 mg a tablet a lot of meds? Is the Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack good to reduce inflammation for low back disk problem
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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