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Medicine For Medrol Allergy
Really?: What do you mean by allergy? Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a corticosteroid and allergy does not occur to it. If you are intolerant of it there are alternatives like decadron, (dexamethasone) Prednisone and triamcinilone which may be used depending on what condition is being treated. ...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
Hives from penicillin allergy: day7. Yesterday I started Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg, 6pills. I could see lot of improvement. Today, after 2pills it seems worse. Why?
I have developed severe environmental eye Allergies. Only Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack effective. I hv appt. With allergist soon. What is immunotherapy?
Consider auto-immune: This condition should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as that seems fairly extreme for an environmental eye irritation. It is possible that the condition could have another cause such as auto-immune (your body attacking certain parts of the eye) which may be why the Medrol (methylprednisolone) is effective as it is an immune suppressant (immuno-therapy) and powerful anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
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
Hi - I was just prescribed methylprednisolone for my allergy flare-up - question is for a 6 day dose - should I be considered about weight gain?
Nah.: Anything is possible (& it depends on your dose), but 6 days is awfully short. If you're weighing yourself every day, you may see your weight go up temporarily due to a little fluid retention but it will go right back down again after you finish. It may make you hungry but how much damage can you do in a few days? Just be careful and try to regulate your calories. ...Read more
Sinus pressure and itchy, no rash. Chest is heavy and tight and can't sleep well, have asthma and allergies. Took methylprednisolone, helped a little.
Check allergy: With your situation allergy needs to be investigated. Please see an allergist. ...Read more
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
Is Gralise 1800mg dose packs the right medicine to take for CRPS. I was taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) and loritab but it wasn't helping with the pain or swelling.
CRPS pain control:
Lortab combines acetaminophen and hydrocodone used to treat acute pain. The pain associated with CRPS can be continuous with an aching, burning quality, chronic pain. Antidepressants and anticonvulsants (Gralise) are much better medication for chronic pain.
Ask your pain management specialist for the other pain modalities. ...Read more
What may be a cause of shrinking my penis? I used Medrol (methylprednisolone) of 4 mg past 2 years and drugs for blood pressure? I suffer from takayasu syndrom.
Not possible: I hate to disagree but your penis is not shrinking. ...Read more
Was put on medrol and zpack, but also take hiv med tivicay, truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and prezcobix is all this medicine safe at 5 weeks pregnancy?
Do Medixon (methylprednisolone) may cause bradycardia? I already took it as much as 16mg x 2 for 7 days "for alergy". HR 45 BPM + pounding heart beat.
Can having sp. Injections w/ lidocaine, Depo-Provera medrol, (methylprednisolone) isovue contrast dye affect a drug urinalysis?
No: This will not affect drug screens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would it be okay to go back to urgent care if medicine ant working for severe muscle/ joint pain. Priscibed Medrol (methylprednisolone) n flexeril?
Tx for h.Pylori infx 6 mos ago, now peptic ulcer comes back after taking anti-inflammatory (lodine/medrol) drug for 2 wks. Is current flare-up due to failure eradicate h.Pylori or nsaid drugs?
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
100 hours: The half life (time to get rid of 50% of the drug in your system) is approximately 20 hours. Normally after 5 half lives the level has dropped to 3% and is having little effect on your system. ...Read more
No: Although Medrol dose pack is a steroid (methylprednisolone) and has 21 tablets, it is only taken for a finite time and is unlikely to have you gain weight. Patients who take steroids chronically (long continuous duration) are at risk for gaining weight and to have other side effects. ...Read more
Possibly: Possibly, but use of the "dose pack" is controversial. ...Read more
Be sure to get: An x-ray. This may make a diagnosis and reveal which treatment is best. ...Read more
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
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