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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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My MS is relapsing. Neuro precribed a medrol (methylprednisolone) pak. Pharmacy didn't have it in stock. Won't start until morning. What if it gets worse before morning?

Prescription: If you have a prescription, go to a different pharmacy. Otherwise request your doctor to call-in or send your prescription to a new pharmacy. If unavailable, try a consult through healthtap. We can help. ...Read more

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I am a healthtap premium subscriber. I am on spring break with my family and having back issues. I am requesting a medrol (methylprednisolone) pak prescription ?

I am a healthtap premium subscriber. I am on spring break with my family and having back issues. I am requesting a medrol (methylprednisolone) pak prescription ?

Would gladly help: If you are outside of Texas, find a pharmacy that would take my prescription from Texas. Most pharmacies will. You will need to do at least an Inbox Consult. You do this like you are going to message me. Will not Rx if you are diabetic or have any immunodeficiency disorders. Dr. Ron Jones www.healthtap.com/DrJones YVCZAZ ...Read more

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Will I gain weight from the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak?

Will I gain weight from the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak?

No: Although Medrol dose pack is a steroid (methylprednisolone) and has 21 tablets, it is only taken for a finite time and is unlikely to have you gain weight. Patients who take steroids chronically (long continuous duration) are at risk for gaining weight and to have other side effects. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with plantar faciitis(2.5 months). My podiatrist gave Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak. Is this short term or long term relief? Any side effects?

I have been diagnosed with plantar faciitis(2.5 months). My podiatrist gave Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak. Is this short term or long term relief? Any side effects?

Hopefully, long term: But there is no guarantee at all. In addition, there should be other treatments like an arch support, stretching an ice. I don't think as a stand alone treatment that would be successful. Sure, side effects are a possibility.......As there are with any drug.. ...Read more

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Is Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak an appropriate treatment for viral exanthems?

Is Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak an appropriate treatment for viral exanthems?

Depends: Your immune system is what will cure you in these infections and the steroid suppresses its function.While it may be appropriate to do that in some cases where the patient is miserable, it is far from being accepted as a treatment of choice in most. ...Read more

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Took 3 medrol instead of 2 just started dose was suppose to take 2 three times a day?

Took 3 medrol instead of 2 just started dose was suppose to take 2 three times a day?

No worries: If a person is supposed to take 2 pills 3 times a day, and instead takes 3 pills, then 1 pill, then 2 pills, that should be ok. Taking 3, then 2, then 1, should be ok also. Her total dose for that day would still equal 6 pills. ...Read more

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I am suffering from trapezium spasm since 1 month I am taking medrol tablets, zerodol and gabapin 300. But the pain is not gone. I have pain in my upp?

I am suffering from trapezium spasm since 1 month I am taking medrol tablets, zerodol and gabapin 300. But the pain is not gone. I have pain in my upp?

Further work up : If it has not gotten better after 4 weeks, there may be an underlying cause to the spasm such as a picked nerve in the neck. Consider requesting an Mri of the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Anyone had solu-medrol side effects?

Anyone had solu-medrol 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

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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Not a good idea: Xanax (alprazolam) interferes with the metabolism of steroids including Medrol and may cause a substantial change in blood level of medrol. ...Read more

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Anyone had solu-medrol IV for MS and get great results?

Anyone had solu-medrol IV for MS and get great results?

RELAPSES: IV Solumedrol (methylprednisolone) in appropriate dosing over 3 days has reversed relapses in most of my patients, but NOT always. Where poor outcomes have occurred, have used Acthar (ACTH) instead. Other choices include plasmapheresis, and if pregnant, IVIG. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken Medrol or methylprednisolone?

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

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What is a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?

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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Medrol (Definition)

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