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Methylprednisolone 4mg Dosepak Side Effects
When used to treat severe skin allergic reactions, which is less likely to cause unpleasant side effects - Kenalog injection or a Medrol 4mg dosepak?
Wrong question: Depending on the problem there are various remedies. Neither injection nor tapered oral steroid is often the best approach. I never use either of these. ...Read more
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
Do you see less side effects with a 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack? I just started today and all the side effects seem scary.
Should be a reason.: As a rheumatologist, I have never prescribed a dose pack. Prefer sliding scale of presnisone, wh ich causes slightly less fluid retention. However, the "scary" side -effects listed are very unlikely by any stretch. I'm always concerned about the "bandaid" use of cortisone, but I can't be that negative, not knowing the reason it was given to you. I would not worry! ...Read more
Just started taking methylprednisolone 4mg USP doesepack. Very scared to take cause of the side effects I read about. Even suicide. Should I stop it?
Depends..: Why are you taking is important to know.....to answer your query. ...Read more
Side effects: There are several side effects listed for oral steroids. You can find these on the package insert. There are some points for you to be aware of: 1) don't stop the medication abruptly. 2) longterm use of steroids can cause serious problems like osteoporosis. You'll need to be monitored. 3) steroids can interfere with other medications. ...Read more
Several side effects:
There are several side effects which range from weight gain and insomnia in the short term.
If he is going to be on it long term, one has to worry about diabetes, osteoporosis, and other health conditions.
Have him talk to his doctor to see what can possibly be done to minimize side effects. ...Read more
Don't worry.: It is not a long acting steroid that lasts for months. It will clear on its own. Though side-effects occur, short term use is fairly safe. Also, consider the risk of the condition that it was prescribed for. ...Read more
Significant illness: The side effects of steroids are seen more commonly if the dose is high and the duration is long. Discuss the reason for steroids with your doctor. You must have a significant underlying disease requiring aggressive treatment. The end point of not taking steroids might be far more serious than the potential side effects of the medication. Try for low dose and every other day if possible. ...Read more
Does anyone know what the side effects are if you take two dose of methylprednisolone by mistake?
Not a big deal: But you need to tell your doctor, because typically you need to taper it down slowly and this may have messed up the treatment. You may urinate more and feel more hungry for a few days. ...Read more
How safe is it to take Medrol (methylprednisolone) 16mg once a day for 3 days and also what are it side effects. Any future repercussions.
See details: That dose short term should be fine. It should not causes any significant side effects or long term issues. ...Read more
I'm taking my first day of Medrol (methylprednisolone) and im scared especially with the side effects does the meds work well? What can I expect?
Don't be: Noticeable side effects are more common in elderly and on chronic doses. ...Read more
I just had IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) twice. Once in two days for chikungunya. What are the odds of me getting serious side effects??? They gave it with glucose..
I abrubtly stopped methylprednisolone 4mg after using for 22 days. My doctor did not hint me anything about its side effects. Does this require taper?
No: The dose is very small and the length of time it was used does not require it to be tapered. ...Read more
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
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
What common side effects can methylprednisolone cause? Worried about anxiety or depression effects.
Side effects: Generally, doctors are careful w/ this medication and only use it as necessary since side effects are serious and risks are greater in long term use. Each person may or may not have a wide range and you need to discuss what to watch for w/ the doctor. At the first signs of trouble, you'd report it and either begin to taper or get treatment for the new symptoms. Be hopeful -but be prepared. ...Read more
Had a severe psychiatric response to a steroid shot yrs ago (have had mild ones to Cipro as well). Is a 4mg, 6 day, tapering dose of Methylprednisolone be likely to cause the same? Or any of the side effects for that matter?
Potentially: If you had a severe response previously to steroid, you sure would not want to try them again. There is the risk with repeat exposures to medications that each reaction could be worse than the previous one. Seek other options. ...Read 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
Should I worry abt side effects from Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pk? I have dysautonomia & BP can be a little unpredic, but I've done fine in the past w/prednisone.
Should be OK: Most dose packs start about 24mg and taper down fairly quickly, so should not be a big problem. If concerned, should always ask either your prescribing dr, primary dr (if different), or pharmacist. ...Read more
Going to be having a single IV dose of methylprednisolone during surgery and im scared of the side effects. I've been taking pred forte eyedrops too. My dr won't take time to discuss this. I'm scared.
I am currently taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) and Ultram for thoracic back pain...Side effects taken together? Thank you! :-)
I'm having eye lense transplant tomorrow. Dr want to run IV methylprednisolone and im scared of the side effects. Risks with single IV 20 mg?
Finished medrol (methylprednisolone) a day ago. On azythromycin feeling fatigue and loss of appetite. Normal side effects or either medications?
Not usually but: Medrol (methylprednisolone) tends to stimulate and increase appetite but azithromycin may upset your stomach to cause a loss in appetite. The fatigue however may be from a letdown from Medrol (methylprednisolone)'s stimulant effect. I presume that you had not been taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) for more than a week. If you had been taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) for months. Contact your doctor or go to ER immediately since this may represent a transient adrenal failure. ...Read more
I recently had wisdom teeth extraction, prescribed methylprednisolone. What are the common side effects?
Hi, I'm terrified of side effects --weight gain, water retention, swelling of hands and feet -- from the Methylprednisolone 4 MG Dospack 21's.
Irrational response: A short course carries relatively low risk. ...Read more
I know that Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak is a steroid, will it have side affect retaining water or bloating?
I'm on Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak for MS relapses. 4mg tablets, 6pills days 1, taper down 1 pill each day. How soon can I expect this to start working?
See details: It depends on the severity of the flares. A short course such as a dosepack may not help at all. If it helps you should see benefit in the first 2-3 days. ...Read more
First day: Usually works the first day.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Should be no long lasting deleterious effects but the wisest course of action is to take it as directed. ...Read more
Prednisone for pain: Prednisone is a temporary solution to help with an acute flare of your back pain. Some people who have herniated disk do not have pain and others have it chronically. When there is a flare or a worsening of pain, this can help but will not permanently make the pain go away. ...Read more
I'm on 6 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak for an MS relapse. How soon can I expect the steroids to start working?
How are you taking?: I am curious to know how many miligrams you are taking daily for your MS relapse and how long your therapy will be. I say this because ideally you should feel some sort of relief by the end of the week. The dosepak tablets are 4mg and I do not think this would be strong enough for MS, unless you were prescribed Medrol (methylprednisolone) which can go up to 32mg tablets. See your doctor if no relief soon. ...Read more
Yes...: Provided it is prescribed by your doctor. It is importand to find out the cause of the swelling before initiating treatment. See a podiatrist. ...Read more
Is it possible/safe to take a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak while on androgel/testosterone replacement?
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