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Long Term Effects Of Methylprednisolone
Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid. It's in the same family as Prednisone but is a bit more potent. Medrol is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medrol like other steroids have many side effects especially if used long term. Common ones: weight gain, ...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
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
How long after day1-24mg,day2-20mg,day3-16mg,day4-12mg,day5-8mg,day6-4mg for 6 days of methylprednisolone before healing is back to normal?
Very quickly: Healing should return quickly after that short a course of med. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the dose taken.Get a more detailed answer ›
I stopped taking methylprednisolone after the first two pills causing a reaction. Seven hours later having severe withdrawal symptoms. How long last?
I am finishing a long course of methylprednisolone. I have been avoiding alcohol during the course. How long do I need to wait before I can have drink?
That depends on what: You were taking the steroid for. I always wonder when someone is asking a total stranger on an online website rather than the doctor who is treating them about when they can drink again. I also wonder about how important drinking is to that person, and how much they are drinking how often. An occasional social drink is probably not harmful to most things, but without your history i cannot say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6days: The half life of this medication ( time to eliminate 50% of the amount remaining in your body) is approximately 24 hours. After 6 half lives (6 days) more than 95% of the medication is gone. ...Read more
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