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Doctor insights on: Medrol Dose Pack Steroid

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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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Can a medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack affect the chances of catching HIV after an exposure? Still negative but concerned since steroids lower the immune system.

Can a medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack affect the chances of catching HIV after an exposure? Still negative but concerned since steroids lower the immune system.

Theoretically: Steroids can lower your immune resistance to infections, so we must always weigh the risks vs benefits when taking any medication. That being said, a Medellin dose pack is a fairly low dose steroid and only for a short duration so the risks are less. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia respond to steroids, like the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?

Does fibromyalgia respond to steroids, like the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?

No.: Fibromyagia is not an inflammatory disease. If it helps, you may have another diagnosis, another type of arthritis. Half my pfs patients ultimately are found to have another problem. ...Read more

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Rhinitis( swollen nasal passages). Oral steroids( medrol dose pack did not help much. Will nasal steroids not work then if oral ones did not help much?

Rhinitis( swollen nasal passages). Oral steroids( medrol dose pack did not help much. Will nasal steroids not work then if oral ones did not help much?

Depends: If 40-60 mg of prednisone daily fails to help after 2-3 days, nasal steroid will not likely work. but still worth a try. Consult an allergist if problem persists. By the way, I recall having answered some of your questions recently. ...Read more

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How often could a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack be taken for pain?

How often could a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack be taken for pain?

Not to often : This needs to be evaluated to clarify why the dosepacks are being given. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Do you still need it: A medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is a steroid medication and is set up so you take higher doses of steroids first and then take decreasing doses to wean you off the steroids. If you still need the medication you may need to start it again. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Medrol (Definition)

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