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Medrol Methylprednisolone Pack
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
Can I use Nair while taking a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? I didn't know if it was allowed? Thanks.
Yes: You can use it if you are using a Medol dospack There is no intercation ...Read more
On day 5 of 6 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack. Peed 6 times overnight and no other symptoms. Is this normal?
Urinary frequency: The steroids in the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack can cause your glucose levels to increase which can in turn cause frequent urination. Be careful of your glucose and carb intake while taking this medication and make sure you stay up to date with your fasting labs. Good luck ...Read more
Took 5day pred burst 3 weeks ago. Now want to take 7day Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack to ease severe unrelenting cough. Is this safe or too close together?
Normally shouldn't: The Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is a tapering dosage of oral steroids for a short term treatment of inflammation somewhere in the body. Such a short course of steroids should not usually affect the eyes directly (longer term use can cause increased eye pressure and cataract). One possibility is that the blood sugar has increased (diabetes) which can affect vision rapidly. You may need an exam to be sure. ...Read more
Husband has chronic pain received much relief from Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack prescribed last week how often is it safe to take a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?
What are the side effects of a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? Is 4 mg a tablet a lot of meds? Is the Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack good to reduce inflammation for low back disk problem
Doctors thinking lupus, still undiagnosed. Took Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack, symptoms got better. Finished pills, numbness spreading and new pains. Why? Normal?
See below: Corticosteriods will make all pain go away, but these are not be used for just any pain. They are reserved for certain conditions such as autoimmune diseases because of the extensive side effects that these medications have. ...Read more
Burning pain in the neck worse with taking a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? What could be the cause?
A constant, burning pain that is often accompanied by paresthesia or dysesthesia is characteristic of the continuous neuralgias. Some continuous neuropathic pains are also maintained by the sympathetic nervous system and are designated as sympathetically maintained pain (SMP). See pain management interventional specialist for evaluation and treatment.
Medrol pack is not enough. ...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?
What are the side effects of Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? Does it work to take care of inflammation in the low back due to a herniated disk? Please help
Potentially: A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is basically a regimen of oral steroids, usually taken for anywhere from a 6-15 day course. Steroids are very potent anti-inflammatories and so can help inflammatory conditions such as a radiculopathy secondary to a herniated disc. The effectiveness, and also the time they last vary tremendously. Steroids can cause multiple, severe side effects but usually more in chronic use. ...Read more
Can someone have a rash that is raised bumps after taking a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? This really itches a lot I have a cluster of 6 of them please help
How long does it take for an ibuprophine-related rash under treatment with Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack to go away? Day two, the rash and extreme itch haven't abated,
Rash: Usually about 4 to 7 days although if the severity of the reaction is pronouinced and the steroid is not given for enough time, it can reemerge after the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack wears off. It is worth noting that a reaction to a medication can develop up to 6 weeks after the medication is stopped. ...Read more
I have been on a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for the last 6 days I am worse off now then before the burning pain and numbness is terrible? When do I see a doctor?
Herniated disc: The neck and arm pain are due to a pinched nerve in the neck. The addition of Neurontin (gabapentin) may be more effective in calming the nerve irritation. Cervical traction, neck exercise, and physical therapy can help too. Call the doctor in the morning for additional treatment options. ...Read more
I have just stopped taking the Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for low back pain but now I have noticed a rash is this normal? The rash wasn't their while on the meds
Just ending 2nd Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack within month for idiopathic hives. Feeling tired and fatigued today. Caffeine not taking edge off. Is this normal? If so why does methylpred do this?
Taking correctly?: Make sure you are following the directions for your steriod taper to the letter. Do not vary this in any way, shape or form because it can cause problems. It's not unusually to feel "different" after a course of steroids. It's best to touch base with the prescribing physician to see if they want to see you or order any lab testing. ...Read more
Gout attack going on 2, weeks 8 mg of dexamethasone in joint almost done with Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack. Still in pain. Norxo 7.5 no response. Allergic to nsaids.
Colchicine: Colchicine, that I see listed in your meds, is alternatively used in higher than maintenance doses to control inflammation in gout attacks. Was the diagnosis made clinically or based on crystals seen on the aspirate? Talk to your treating doctor since is unusual for a gout attack to last so long. ...Read more
I was taking 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack had to stop due to stomach flu Can I take the remaining 11 pills (3 x 2 days, 2 x 2 days, 1 x 1 day)?
She has a rash that has went from head to toe and a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack hasn't helped. Stress makes it worse nothing else or time of day. Not in private area.
If the rash is extremely itchy it sounds like a stress related pomphoylyx dermatitis.
It may also a medication you are allergic to. If Medrol (methylprednisolone) did not help try drinking Tonic water. It has quinine which is a component of a drug called Plaquinol which helps with autoimmune rashes.
You should be worked up by a dermatologist.
Good Luck ...Read more
I have had a persistent headache, dizziness, facial hot flashes, extremity weakness, and feel like I am zoning out since finishing a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?
Just got done with the 6 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for Upper Respiratory infection for inflammed tonsils I was done on Wednesday, when can I start taking Ibrup?
Doc gave me Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for possible MS relapse. Have had the IV drip many times. It always gives me chest pain on breathing in. How can I combat this?
Advice: If you do indeed have a true ms relapse, a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak lacks sufficient impact to really reverse it, but both oral and intravenous approaches will work. Just need much higher dosing level. Maybe you would tolerate Prednisone or acthar better. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Asthma attack led to ER visit. Given breathing treatment and two steroids. Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for home. My heart rate is 100, is that ok?
No: Although high-dose Medrol can increase your heart rate, use of bronchodilator or uncontrolled asthma may be another cause. I noted that you are on Toprol (metoprolol) which may render your asthma more difficult to control and you should discuss this with your doctor preferably a B/C allergist. ...Read more
Just finished a medrol (methylprednisolone) pack. Now I have back, flank and stomach pain with nausea, dizziness and low grade fever. Could this be a side effect?
Doubt it: Anything is possible in the universe but I wouldn't put my money on all of that being SIDE EFFECTS of the MEDROL (methylprednisolone). I'd get a urine analysis, CBC w/diff, some orthostatic blood pressures, and make sure I were drinking doubling my fluid intake with the symptoms you've got. Oh, almost forgot, make an appointment with the doctor who gave you the Dosepak to check you over for an infection. ...Read more