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How often can a Medrol pack (methylprednisolone) be taken?

How often can a Medrol pack (methylprednisolone) be taken?

Shouldn't be bandaid: Dose packs have their place, but in my practice, i see them used to frequently for "pain, " without a diagnosis. Certainly a flare in ra, spondylitis, and other dx's may benefit, since it is very rapid in action. Great for poison ivy too. But other drugs for rheumatic problems should appreciably negate the need for dose-packs. ...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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How often can a Medrol pack (methylprednisolone) be taken for pain? How many times a yr?

Not the answer!: Used several times a year would not hurt, but if you have pain relief, you have inflammation, and the cause should be identified. You dsid not say where you had pain. ...Read more

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Have very bad costochondritis- got worse on Medrol pack - very bad muscle spasms - what can I do take 200 MG twice day celebrex (celecoxib) normally?

Have very bad costochondritis- got worse on Medrol pack - very bad muscle spasms - what can I do take 200 MG twice day celebrex (celecoxib) normally?

Chest xray: A chest xray would give us valuable information as to why you have this condition. Any trauma or fall? Could be a rib fracture. Try icing it and ask your doctor what the chest xray shows. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I had a baby 4 mo ago & was recently diagnosed with tendonitis in my wrist. my dr gave me naprosyn (naproxen) & a Medrol pack. is it safe to take these 2gethr?

I had a baby 4 mo ago & was recently diagnosed with tendonitis in my wrist. my dr gave me naprosyn (naproxen) & a Medrol pack. is it safe to take these 2gethr?

I wouldnt: I usually don't have my patients take an nsaid together with a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack I believe they both can cause gi side effects and taking them both at the same time can increase potential risks I usually stop the nsaids while the patient is on the Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack ...Read more

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Went to doc 6 days ago for sore throat it better but got dry cough .ears feel like Fluid sometimes hard to pop .taking clarithromycin and medrol pack ?

Went to doc 6 days ago for sore throat it better but got dry cough .ears feel like Fluid sometimes hard to pop .taking clarithromycin and medrol pack ?

Cough: Try delete for the cough. Try Flonase for the nasal congestion. May use afrjn for 3 days only for the stuffiness. Try to pop the ears. May want to try to gargle warm salt water. 2 to 3 tsp to one quart of water. Finish the antibiotics. See your doctor if not better in 6 to 10 days ...Read more

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What is a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?

What is a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?

See details: It is usually a 6 day tapering course of a cortisone medication. ...Read more

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On day 5 of 6 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack. Peed 6 times overnight and no other symptoms. Is this normal?

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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Medrol (Definition)

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