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Medicine For Methylprednisolone Allergy
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Got a methylprednisone shot today, but it isn't working. Woke up with severe allergies. How much benedryl can I take?
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
53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?
Not knowing from: Where you're contacting Health Tap, it wouldn't be practical to give you a referral, if that is indeed what you want. Whoever performed the nasal patch may be better able to guide you to appropriate specialists. Generally, university settings have specialists whose main focus is more narrow than those in community hospital systems. Best wishes! ...Read more
Yes: It effects metabolism of a lot of other drugs. ...Read more
My 8yr/old is going to have 1000mg of SOLUMEDROL (methylprednisolone) infusion for a JRA flare. What can you tell me about this medicine and the dossage? Is this high?
Yes but safe: JRA/JIA flares of arthritis can be quite severe, particularly at the time of diagnosis when the child has had no significant treatment yet. Most of the medications for JRA/JIA take at least several weeks to begin working, so if the child cannot walk or has many severely swollen joints that are painful and prevent normal activities, then a large IV dose of steroids (Solumedrol) is warranted and safe ...Read more
Whatever is needed: It depends on what you were treating you and how you were treating it. Each person has to be individualized and your physician get help clarify what's best for you. ...Read more
See below: Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid, one side effect of which is to elevate blood sugar (hyperglycemia, not diabetes) which can simulate diabetes. If excess sugar isn't used by body (muscles, etc), cells may act as though starving for nutrient & cause craving for more sweets. Usually not a problem with short-term/low-dose med, but can be with long-term/high-dose use. Doc should address problem. ...Read more
Sure: Taking methylprednisolone (a corticosteroid similar to prednisone) doesn't stop a person from using cocaine nor from getting a false positive on a drug screeing test (if not a cocaine user). The drug screen result should not be affected by the use of a corticosteroid, meaning there is not a relationship between the corticosteroid medication and the drug screening test. ...Read more
Probably not: This is not one of the medications that are usually tested for. In most cases you will be asked about medications you take. If the medication is prescribed for you and the level is within normal range then you will probably be okay. ...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
Why methylprednisolone medicine which is steroid given before and after pregnancy? Is it safe? Dose recommended is 2mg daily
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
X-ray revealed a tiny bone fragment in my right heel. Dr prescribed stretches and methylprednisolone, do I have to take the last? Afraid of drugs.
Your choice: The use of methylprdnisolone is to reduce the swelling from the irritation and inflammation created by the injury to the right heel. The benefit of taking it is to reduce the inflammation, to reduce the pain, and allow the healing to being. Why suffer the pain? Without it, it does slow down the rate of allowing the area to heal and calm down. Should you discontinue it, keep your dr informed. ...Read more
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?
Yes: Yes you can but check with your oen doctor first. ...Read more
I am taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) since yesterday and I have cheast disconfort and taquicardia is it normal? Have I suspend it?
Not med, see Dr: Not likely an effect of the medicine, possibly what is being treated, but should see your Doctor to be sure isn't something serious. ...Read more
Not at same time: I don't think that drinking one beer would be a problem as long as you don't take the medication with the beer. Both alcohol and methylprednisolone can cause inflammation of the stomach lining so that overdoing it with daily alcohol is not recommended while on that medication. ...Read more
Caution needed: You may well need the Methylprednisolone for a medical condition, but please make sure your doctors know you also have bipolar disorder. Also make sure you maintain your bipolar medications, and monitor your sleep pattern, etc closely. First sign of anything out of the ordinary, inform your physicians. ...Read more
Please go online to Wikipedia and look up Medrol (methylprednisolone). It should give you a reasonable idea about what to anticipate. Not usually a major issue but you need to read about it.
If your reading makes you more concerned please see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Sometimes: It can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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