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Medrol Dose Pack Steroid
I have had hives for 4 days, even during a Medrol dose pack (for knee steroid shot) , taken 400 mg Benadryl and they're back. lip swelling - ER???
Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid. It's in the same family as Prednisone but is a bit more potent. Medrol is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medrol like other steroids have many side effects especially if used long term. Common ones: weight gain, ...Read more
Can a medrol dose pack affect the chances of catching HIV after an exposure? Still negative but concerned since steroids lower the immune system.
I was prescribed a Medrol dose pack I took the first three pills and then stopped it. And never finished it. Can I start were I stopped?
How often is safe to use a Medrol dose pack? I have horrendous migraines and can't take a lot of meds for various reasons;medrol helps. Been 7wks--ok?
What is the Difference? Depo-Medro& a Medrol pack? It's a life&death question. DepoMedrol 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 is administered essentially. Might want to get a second opinion with regard to pain management if you are having trepidation. ...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 D pack limits: Hello. Can't keep taking Medrol 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 just got off of a Medrol dose pack and have broken out badly all over my face, neck, chest, and back. Will taking doxycycline help?
Have neck pain for 16 days. Doctor gave me naprosyn but hasn't helped pain. Would a Medrol dose pack help or does it have same effect as naprosyn?
Different effect : A Medrol dose pack is a steroid, that's a very potent anti-inflammatory. If naprosyn's not working, you need to find the cause of the problem. Best is to see an osteopathic physician, who can do a full osteopathic examination of your neck and spine, and provide treatment of your neck to reduce pain . She s/he will diagnose, and order additional tests and labs as needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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