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Medrol Dose Pack Poison Ivy
I started a medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack for poison ivy yesterday. I took 4 of the 6 pills (I forgot the last 2 at bedtime because I fell asleep).what should I do?
Take them now: Take the 2 bedtime pills now and continue with the regular schedule. ...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
I have poison ivy and received a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack 4 mg 6 day. I still don't have much relief. Do I need more?
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?
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
In moderation.: You may drink in moderation (i.e., 1-2 drinks per day) while taking Medrol. However, Medrol’s side effects include stomach irritation. Heavy drinking also irritates the stomach lining, so keeping your drinking light can help you to avoid stomach problems. At the first hint of stomach upset, give the drinking a rest for the rest of your DosePak therapy. ...Read more
Got a depo medrol (methylprednisolone) shot yesterday for poison ivy. Usually feel relief after few hrs. Not this time. Should I still take the 6 day prednisone script?
I woke up with poison ivy, I went to the doctor later on who prescribed me with medrol (methylprednisolone) and triamcinolone acetonide, how long do u think I will have it?
ask your doctor.: Ask the doctor who prescribed it. He/she is the one who hopefully examined you. ...Read more
I have a prescription from 2009 for methylprednisolone 4 mg DSPK for poison ivy summack is this still good to use?
Older meds: If it is still in the packaging from the factory it is likely still good. HOWEVER - how it was stored (heat, moisture and time) all affect the potency of medications. In a pinch I would use it - at the very least if its lost its potency - you may need a second course. If there is a strong odor or the pills have disintegrated - time for new pills. Good Luck ...Read more
Could 2 consecutive doses of prednisone (for poison ivy - got it twice) and having a fever from flu cause sperm count to be lower?
Not so simple: Maybe fever or prednisone will reduce sperm count a little. But prednisone is also used to enhance fertility in case of anti-sperm antibodies. For treatment of ivy allergy, topical therapy with potent creams is preferred. If oral prednisone is needed, 2 or 3 doses, never 2 days in a row, entire dose in AM, is most effective. ...Read more
Trying to see if ok to drink beer with prednisone. was prescribed because of contact dermatitis from poison ivy. Took 40 mg Tuesday, yesterday, and today. Down to 20 the next 3 days, then 10 for 4 more, then done. also taking daily dose of levothyroxi
There is no: absolute contraindication that I am aware of,and as always,everything in moderation. ...Read more
3/yr: Really no limit but typically 3/yr.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sometimes: It can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal to have high amounts of energy and hunger while on a medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?
Yes: Absolutely. The medication has a variety of effects. Other people noticed increased alertness, even possibly irritability. In addition to having anti-inflammatory properties - which it looks like is the reason you're taking the medication - one of the other things this drug clas does is mimic and stimulate the body's fight or flight response. And that is consistent with what you're noticing now. ...Read more
Do you see less side effects with a 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack? I just started today and all the side effects seem scary.
Should be a reason.: As a rheumatologist, I have never prescribed a dose pack. Prefer sliding scale of presnisone, wh ich causes slightly less fluid retention. However, the "scary" side -effects listed are very unlikely by any stretch. I'm always concerned about the "bandaid" use of cortisone, but i can't be that negative, not knowing the reason it was given to you. I would not worry! ...Read more
Not to often : This needs to be evaluated to clarify why the dosepacks are being given. ...Read more
Medrol (methylprednisolone) 50 mg injection and Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg dose pack to take for 6 days?
Need a question: Please let us know what the question is. ...Read more
I was prescribed a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack I took the first three pills and then stopped it. And never finished it. Can I start were I stopped?
Yes, when starting: On starting the drug, a lot of what accounts for this effect is an increase in the number of *measured* white cells. I stress measured because there are a higher number of cells that enter into circulation - but not a higher number over - caused by the start of Medrol (methylprednisolone) and doses like it. That can sometimes lead to confusion - like believing there's an infection when one does not exist. ...Read more
What are the symptoms to look for after finishing the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack for lupus?
Decrease in symptoms: The me drool dose pack may too quick for lupus which may require low dose chronic use. ...Read more
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