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Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies. Had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?

Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies. Had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?

None interact with: Injection, which is a small amount of drug in one spot and not everywhere.
Frankly, the slight risk is the meloxicam (aspirin like drugs potentially increasing the bleeding risk of the injection).
then there are separate issues about the safety of narcotics/tylenol/etc cannot say in your particular case, but generally, safe. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Side effects from depo-medrol medicines?

Side effects from depo-medrol medicines?

Irregular bleeding: Headaches, mood disturbances, weight gain (about 5 lbs.), transient/reversible hair loss, transient/reversible bone mineral density loss, etc... ...Read more

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Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol medicines?

Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol medicines?

Many: These are corticosteroids. With most medications, there are possible side effects; with these steroids, they are guaranteed. It is only a matter of which ones will occur. From osteoporosis, bone fracture, skin tearing, death. They can be critical to preserve life, but should be used with careful consideration, as to whether other safer medications would be more appropriate. ...Read more

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How long does depo-medrol shots last?

How long does depo-medrol shots last?

Depends on what for!: It truly depends on what you are injecting it for. Some joints injections last long time. Carpal rtunnel, months. Nerve block, may be years if first successful. Can't really say unless specific problem is stated. ...Read more

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I had a depo-Medrol injection two weeks ago. I did really well the week. Now doesn't seem to be helping. I thought it stayed in your system for 6 wks?

I had a depo-Medrol injection two weeks ago. I did really well the week. Now doesn't seem to be helping. I thought it stayed in your system for 6 wks?

Results vary: You did not really say where you had the injection or what it was for but results with steroid injections vary. If it was an intramuscular injection to calm down your asthma then it would only be expected to last for a week or two. If it was a joint injection for arthritis then it could relieve the pain for up to 3 months. Even this is variable and people have different results. ...Read more

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Depo-medrol injection. What are the side effects?

Depo-medrol injection. What are the side effects?

Irregular bleeding: Headaches, mood disturbances, weight gain (about 5 lbs.), transient/reversible hair loss, transient/reversible bone mineral density loss, etc... ...Read more

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Have a depo-medrol injection. And want 2 know what are the side effects?

Depo medrol (methylprednisolone): Depends on many factors: the patient, the location, the amount and the placement are among the many variables. ...Read more

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Will a 120mg 3ml Depo Medrol IM shot in the buttocks be painful? Will it be given with my briefs under the gown, or without my briefs under the gown?

Will a 120mg 3ml Depo Medrol IM shot in the buttocks be painful? Will it be given with my briefs under the gown, or without my briefs under the gown?

Just a shot: Getting a shot is never pleasant but all of us have had shots before. Kids get vaccine shots all the time and do fine. An IM shot would not be given through clothes as that would not be sterile. ...Read more

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Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol?

Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol?

Same drugs: When used in short courses (a week or so) the side effects of insomnia, agitation, or fluid retention are usually tolerable. Longer use opens a "pandoras box" of side effects. ...Read more

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I had a depo-medrol shot a week ago for bronchitis. Can I get a flu shot? Or do I need to wait. Thanks!

I had a depo-medrol shot a week ago for bronchitis. Can I get a flu shot? Or do I need to wait. Thanks!

Depends: If the flu is already active in your area, a shot may be the best thing you can do right now to reduce your risk. However, it is likely not to give you the best protection since the steroid interferes with immune function. I usually wait 30 days or just repeat the flu shot then to give the best protection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for depo-medrol to work it's magic on painful joints?

Depo-medrol: Pain response time varies somewhat between individuals. But time of onset is 6 to 48 hours and peak effect is 4 to 8 days by injection and 1 to 2 hours by mouth. ...Read more

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I received depo-medrol shot yesterday for a skin rash; am I now immunocompromised?

I received depo-medrol shot yesterday for a skin rash; am I now immunocompromised?

Usually no issue: Technically yes, steroids decrease an immune response, but it is usually not an issue when you are generally healthy and taking care of yourself in terms of healthy diet, rest, exercise, etc. ...Read more

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40mg injection depo medrol in ankle today. How long until pain/swelling from injection subsides and positive side affects/inflammation improvement?

40mg injection depo medrol in ankle today. How long until pain/swelling from injection subsides and positive side affects/inflammation improvement?

A day or so: The swelling from the injection depends on how the injection was given and what the volume of the injected medication is. Steroid starts to work in about 6 hours but the optimal effect is not achieved until about 36-48 hours after.. ...Read more

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My dr treated my sciatic nerve pain with a depo-medrol injection, is that ok?

My dr treated my sciatic nerve pain with a depo-medrol injection, is that ok?

Its a start: An epidural injection would be of help. An intramuscular injection less so. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with inflammation for 10 months. Will injecting Depo-Medrol into shoulders muscles. Will that help get rid of the inflammation.

I've been dealing with inflammation for 10 months. Will injecting Depo-Medrol into shoulders muscles. Will that help get rid of the inflammation.

No: Soft tissue injections have relatively short term benefit at most and usually no benefit. In addition, soft tissue pain and tenderness usually has nothing to do with inflammation of those areas. ...Read more

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Imflamation in shoulder and arm muscles for 10 months, Doing a Depo-Medrol injection in shoulders what's my next step if no sucess with injections.

Imflamation in shoulder and arm muscles for 10 months, Doing a Depo-Medrol injection in shoulders what's my next step if no sucess with injections.

Physical therapy: Intense physical therapy is the next step. That may sound like it would hurt more than help, but nothing is further from the truth. A properly supervised therapy program including stretching, range of motion, heat or ultrasound therapy and strengthening may be more curative long term than the shots anyway. Occasionally, surgery is needed if nothing else is helping. ...Read more

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I have had knee pain for 6 months, gave me an injection with anesthetics and then added 30 mg of toradol and 40 mg of Depo-Medrol, are these standard?

I have had knee pain for 6 months, gave me an injection with anesthetics and then added 30 mg of toradol and 40 mg of Depo-Medrol, are these standard?

Yes, it is standard: Each medical provider has their own injection they like to perform, but the combination of a numbing medicine, toradol (anti-inflammatory) and depo-medrol (steroid) is a very common injection. It has become quite popular to add the toradol into a steroid injection and it has very good results. ...Read more

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How long do side effects last from a depo medrol 80mg cervical epidural steroid injection? I have had severe anxiety for 5 weeks now since this inj!

How long do side effects last from a depo medrol 80mg cervical epidural steroid injection? I have had severe anxiety for 5 weeks now since this inj!

That's very rare: Steroids can make individuals feel jittery, anxious, hyper, etc. But usually only for a few days after an injection. Time to see a primary care physician to further address these issues. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 40mg shot of depo medrol (methylprednisolone) (injected in the bottom) to work for allergic rhinitis and sinus infection??

How long does it take for a 40mg shot of depo medrol (methylprednisolone) (injected in the bottom) to work for allergic rhinitis and sinus infection??

Hours: Depomedrol starts to work in about 6 hrs but the peak effects will come many hours later. Do note that it does not always work for rhinitis. As for sinus infection, it may be used along with an antibiotic but by itself the benefits will at best be temporarily without the infection eradicated. Note that this is not the customary treatment since nasal steroid works at least as well. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Depomedrol (Definition)

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