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Will I have withdrawals from taking the first six pills together(started late)of a medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg pack today? The pills made me feel very itchy.

Will I have withdrawals from taking the first six pills together(started late)of a medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg pack today? The pills made me feel very itchy.

Not expected: Allergy to oral Medrol (methylprednisolone) is rare if existent at all. Since it takes about 6 hours before noticeable effects can be observed, I question that Medrol (methylprednisolone) is the actual culprit. However if subsequent dosing again leads to itching, then you will need to stop taking it and ask your doctor to provide a substitute. ...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 I have withdrawals from taking the first six pills together of a medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg pack today if I stop taking them? The pills made me feel very itchy.

Will I have withdrawals from taking the first six pills together of a medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg pack today if I stop taking them? The pills made me feel very itchy.

Already answered?: But will repeat - highly unlikely that Medrol (methylprednisolone) is causing your itching . If you are on a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dospak however, it is unlikely to get a withdrawal problem from such a short term use- a few people do feel tired for a couple of days if they had experienced a stimulant effect from Medrol (methylprednisolone)- more a let-down then a withdrawal. ...Read more

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I stopped taking methylprednisolone after the first two pills causing a reaction. Seven hours later having severe withdrawal symptoms. How long last?

I stopped taking methylprednisolone after the first two pills causing a reaction.  Seven hours later having severe withdrawal symptoms. How long last?

Steroid tapering: Your symptoms may not be withdrawal. However, when taking steroids, it is important to make a slow taper of the dosage. Recommend to talk with your prescribing physician on how to make a slow dose reduction and try not to stop the medication suddenly. ...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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Medrol (Definition)

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