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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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Er for poison ivy, gave shot Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and methylpred. Told to take the Medrol dose pk 4mg. How long does shot stay in system or began to work?

Er for poison ivy, gave shot Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and methylpred. Told to take the Medrol dose pk 4mg. How long does shot stay in system or began to work?

See details: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help the itching but generally has modest effect as a single dose. The steroid dose pack should help more although a 6 day course may not be long enough. ...Read more

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Poison ivy in eyes, givenshots methylpred & benedryal at er. 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pk to take & benedryal for itch. How long for shot methylpred work & last?

Poison Ivy: You should get some relief in a couple of hoursm feel sorry for you, this must be aweful, follow medications directions carefully. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Medrol (Definition)

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