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Any substitute? I have Medrol (methylprednisolone) allergy.

Any substitute? I have Medrol (methylprednisolone) 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

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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How do you handle Medrol (methylprednisolone) allergy?

How do you handle Medrol (methylprednisolone) allergy?

What kind?: Allergy to steroids is extremely rare. Side effects are common. What are your symptoms? If you don't have hives, you likely have a side effect and not a true allergy. ...Read more

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I have developed severe environmental eye Allergies. Only Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack effective. I hv appt. With allergist soon. What is immunotherapy?

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

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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

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What is the definition or description of: DepoMedrol (methylprednisolone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: DepoMedrol (methylprednisolone) allergy?

DepoMedrol allergy: DepoMedrol (methylprednisolone) - is a corticosteroid medication that is used to treat inflammatory conditions.
See: https://www. Drugs. Com/methylprednisolone. Html ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Are the drugs Decadron (dexamethasone) & solu-medrol the same?

Are the drugs Decadron (dexamethasone) & solu-medrol the same?

Not quite: They are similar but different chemical compounds. Both are glucocorticoid steroids. Solu-medrol is methyprednisolone. Decadron is dexamethasone. They have different dosing requirements. ...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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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.

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

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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?

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?

Multiple medications: During pregnancy are prescribed with caution, especially in your case, weighing safety for the mother and the unborn child. Confer with your doctor, and always exercise caution with multiple medications, wish you an uneventful pregnancy and a healthy baby, ...Read more

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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.

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.

Doesn't cause brady: -cardia, other medicines on board, metoprolol and bisoprolol would, methylprednisolone would lead to fluid retention, hence increased blood pressure, you've taken enough so far, please check with doctor asap to review your meds and your condition, good luck ...Read more

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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?

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?

Either / both: Could be from either or both. We're biopsied obtained at time of recent egd for the evaluation of hpylori? If not then you should have a breath test for hpylori (when safe to come off ppi). ...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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Has anyone ever taken Medrol or methylprednisolone?

Has anyone ever taken Medrol or methylprednisolone?

Yes: This medication is given for many reasons. It can help with allergic reactions, inflammation, pain. It can have side effects of fluid retention, insomnia, or feeling irritable. ...Read more

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How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in you?

How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in you?

Medrol (methylprednisolone): According to epocrates a medical app it takes 90-180 hours for your body to clear Medrol (methylprednisolone) assuming your body is functioning normally. ...Read more

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How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in your system?

How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in your system?

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

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Will I gain weight from the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak?

Will I gain weight from the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak?

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

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Can you take a Medrol dose pack every month because of the taper?

Can you take a Medrol dose pack every month because of the taper?

Medrol: There is no reason not to take a steroid pack every month IF THERe IS medical indication for prescribing that. However steroids taken too frequently and with out proper indications can lead to complications ...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?

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

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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Medrol (Definition)

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