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Does Medrol (methylprednisolone) cause blurred vision and headaches?

Does Medrol (methylprednisolone) cause blurred vision and headaches?

It can: Steroids have several side effects including blurry vision, headaches, racy heart, water retention and weight gain. Talk to your doctor to make sure that the blurry vision is not due to any other reason. ...Read more

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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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Cat scan of sinus today showed thickening and a few cysts/polyps. Facial/headache for a month. Got Medrol (methylprednisolone). Anything else I can do for chronic sinus?

Cat scan of sinus today showed thickening and a few cysts/polyps. Facial/headache for a month. Got Medrol (methylprednisolone). Anything else I can do for chronic sinus?

Many things: But ideally you should review this with your ENT doc. Often interventions like nasal saline irrigation(sometimes with baby shampoo too as a surfactant), antibiotic or antifungal rinses(sometimes even oral antibiotics), and antileukotriene medications, and then in the long run, sometimes sinus surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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Medrol: does it cause blurred vision?

Medrol: does it cause blurred vision?

Usually not: Medrol (methylprednisolone) is commonly given in a short term allocation ('dose pack') which will not disturb the vision. If you are taking it chronically, visual blur can occur as the dose increases or decreases but will not be affected after two months of steady (same) dose. Discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the Medrol (methylprednisolone) if you are having some blur. ...Read more

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Help!was in ER with respiratory issues. Given solumedrol (methylprednisolone) via IV @ 8pm last night.Terrible headache since.Normal? When should it stop?Its almost 24hrs

Help!was in ER with respiratory issues. Given solumedrol (methylprednisolone) via IV @ 8pm last night.Terrible headache since.Normal? When should it stop?Its almost 24hrs

Exam: Headache is always difficult to evaluate online. It is not really that common after a steroid injection and the severity and duration warrant prompt evaluation by a practitioner in an office or an er. Sorry for the inconvenience. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more