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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack side effects?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack side effects?

Yes: This medication is given for many reasons. It can help with allergic reactions, inflammation, pain. It can have side effects of fluid retention, insomnia, or feeling irritable. ...Read more

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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Will Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack increase the stress hormone level?

Will Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack increase the stress hormone level?

No: In fact, it will decrease stress hormone levels. Steroids mimic your body's stress hormones, so your body stops producing its own. This is why it's important to taper off of steroids slowly so that your body has a chance to start producing stress hormones again - otherwise your body would go into shock. ...Read more

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How long should I take the steroid Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg dosepack (methylpednisolone) for tendonitis in my knee?

How long should I take the steroid Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg dosepack (methylpednisolone) for tendonitis in my knee?

6 day taper: Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is taken as a 6 day taper. Day 1, you take 6 pills over the course of the day. Each day, you take 1 less pill per day. When you get to day 7, no more pills. ...Read more

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Can you take a Medrol dose pack every month because of the taper?

Can you take a Medrol dose pack every month because of the taper?

Medrol: There is no reason not to take a steroid pack every month IF THERe IS medical indication for prescribing that. However steroids taken too frequently and with out proper indications can lead to complications ...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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Medrol (Definition)

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