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Medrol Dose Pack Prescribing Information
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
Is it ok to be put on the medrol dose pack more then twice? It seems to help for the time & then once finished my pain is back where it started. I'm awaiting my appointment with pain management. I was going to see if my PCP would prescribe another medrol
Medrol (methylprednisolone) D pack limits: Hello. Can't keep taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dose packs back to back. Oral steroids are not without risks (diabetes, osteoporosis, weight gain, glaucoma, cataracts, fluid retention, depressed metabolism, mood swings, etc.). Your upcoming visit with pain management should help you manage these back pain attacks with treatments which will cause you the least amount of harm for BOTH the short and long term. ...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?
Can I cut the medrol dose pack in half? Ie... still take it every day as recommended yet cut each daily dose in half?
No: That low of a dose is unlikely to be effective. It also depends what you are taking it for. ...Read more
Not to often: This needs to be evaluated to clarify why the dosepacks are being given. ...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 ›
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
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
Yes: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
How often is safe to use a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack? I have horrendous migraines and can't take a lot of meds for various reasons;medrol helps. Been 7wks--ok?
Be careful: To much steroid over too long a time is not good for you (thus your question). I would personally limit it to no more than once every 12 weeks. ...Read more
ItMayIfDueToAllergy: It will only help if the congestion is due to Allergy. But it has to be prescribed by a doctor. You can try over the counter decongestants like sudafed for congestion as long as you don't suffer from Hypertension.If you suffer from seasonal Allergies you can take combination pills like ClaritinD 24 hours or another brand once a day for allergy and congestion for quick symptoms relief ...Read more
Inflammation inner ear giving 6 day 4mg medrol dose pack took 4 of 6 first day and stopped bad side effects will I be ok stopping early been28 hours?
Why does Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack cause me such bad pain. I am in so much pain I can hardly walk or stand? How do I get rid of the pain?
Not Medrol (methylprednisolone): That would relieve almost any pain for which it was prescribed. You should consult the provider who prescribed the dose pack as to whether you need to continue it in the setting of this pain. You should also not take aspirin while taking Medrol (methylprednisolone). Try some antacid for the pain (assuming it's abdominal) while consulting your doctor. ...Read more
What is the Difference? Depo-Medro& a Medrol pack? It's a life&death question. DepoMedrol (methylprednisolone) causes me2have seizures. The dose pack I have had before.
Difficult situation: Lamictal was prescribed for seizures I can presume? It takes a long time to titrate this medication to a level that will cover for this. Steroids of any type should be used with great caution, especially in your situation. The difference is how the solumedrol (methylprednisolone) is administered essentially. Might want to get a second opinion with regard to pain management if you are having trepidation. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with pleurisy in the e.R. And by my g.P. I started a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack yesterday. What can I do at home to ease the sternum pain?
I was perscribed a 6 day dose pack of Medrol for a cough and sinus pressure. Is this sufficient? Should I take additional cold medication like dayquil
I had a MRI and 24 hours later got hives large red hard dealt with them on my own for 2 weeks then took a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack the day after they were gon?
Not due to MR? Dye: An mr will not cause this reaction. I'd a contrast media was used oral or injected it could be the cause if u needed sedation 2 get into the magnatron, it may be the culprit. ...Read more
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
Is it ok to take both a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack and doxycycline safely together to treat a rash on your face?
Depends on…: What the rash is. If acute acne flare, the 2 drugs may be used without interaction. (caution: do not take meds with grapefruit juice as that can cause an interaction). If you don't know what the rash is, see your pcp or a dermatologist before using the antibiotic. For ex, poison ivy rash is helped with Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak but antibiotic does no good; may create resistant bacteria. ...Read more
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