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When used to treat severe skin allergic reactions, which is less likely to cause unpleasant side effects - Kenalog injection or a Medrol 4mg dosepak?

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

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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Do you see less side effects with a 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack? I just started today and all the side effects seem scary.

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

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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack side effects?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack 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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Methylprednisolone most serious side effects?

Methylprednisolone most serious side effects?

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

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Which side effects can we expect while my husband takes methylprednisolone?

Which side effects can we expect while my husband takes methylprednisolone?

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

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How do I get methylprednisolone out my system fast? Just read about side effects.

How do I get methylprednisolone out my system fast? Just read about side effects.

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

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How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in your system and cause side effects?

How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in your system and cause side effects?

No: Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a steroid. It has a half life of 18-26 hours and should be out of your system after that time after completing your course. ...Read more

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I'm gonna start taking methylprednisolone, im scared to take it with all the side effects.?

I'm gonna start taking methylprednisolone, im scared to take it with all the side effects.?

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

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Does anyone know what the side effects are if you take two dose of methylprednisolone by mistake?

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

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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

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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 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..

Not likely: If you did not have any immediate side effects from the solumedrol (methylprednisolone) (like steroid psychosis), then your chances of having serious side effects are small after just two doses. Most of the serious side effects from steroids occur after long term use. ...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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What common side effects can methylprednisolone cause? Worried about anxiety or depression effects.

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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 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

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I am currently taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) and Ultram for thoracic back pain...Side effects taken together? Thank you! :-)

I am currently taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) and Ultram for thoracic back pain...Side effects taken together? Thank you! :-)

None so far: Medrol (methylprednisolone) (methylprednisolon) is a steroid classified as a glucocorticoid. Ultram (tramdol) is a non-opioid analgesic for moderate to severe pain. There are no significant interactions with these two drugs. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not to worry: One infusion of methylprednisolone will have the hoped for anti-inflammatory effect to make the surgery go well. One or even several infusions of this over a short period will have no adverse effects. Don't worry about this. ...Read more

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Finished medrol (methylprednisolone) a day ago. On azythromycin feeling fatigue and loss of appetite. Normal side effects or either medications?

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

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Wisdom teeth extraction, prescribed methylprednisolone, what are the side effects of this?

Wisdom teeth extraction, prescribed methylprednisolone, what are the side effects of this?

Limited: When taken as prescribed minor side affects like fluid retention and/ or mild headache may occur, but the benefits far out weigh the side effects as long as the patient is otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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I recently had wisdom teeth extraction, prescribed methylprednisolone. What are the common side effects?

I recently had wisdom teeth extraction, prescribed methylprednisolone. What are the common side effects?

Internet Search: All the information you could ever want:

https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=methylprednisolone;oq=methylprednisolone;aqs=chrome. 69i57;sourceid=chrome;es_sm=93;ie=utf-8. ...Read more

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I know that Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak is a steroid, will it have side affect retaining water or bloating?

Steroids: Steroids use may cause sodium retention and swellings. In high doses of cortisone patient may develop high blood pressure. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack rarely gives elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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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

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Stopping Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak after 1 day? Is that ok?

No: Should be no long lasting deleterious effects but the wisest course of action is to take it as directed. ...Read more

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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak helpful for my skin condition?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak helpful for my skin condition?

Maybe: Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose paks are steroid tapers that ate helpful for inflammatory dermatoses, however, only your physician can determine of its right for your rash. Giving a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pak to someone with an infectious cause can make the rash worse! ...Read more

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Does the methylprednisolone dosepak take away the pain of a herniated disk?

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

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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak; can it be used if your ankle swells?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak; can it be used if your ankle swells?

Not long term: While a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack can reduce inflammation in the short term, it would be important to determine the underlying cause of the ankle swelling for long term relief. ...Read more

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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

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Can the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak be used for a swollen ankle and foot?

Can the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak be used for a swollen ankle and foot?

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

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Is it possible/safe to take a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak while on androgel/testosterone replacement?

Is it possible/safe to take a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak while on androgel/testosterone replacement?

Watch Blood Pressure: Yes it is generally safe, just watch your blood pressure. Injectable testosterone would carry a higher risk of increase blood pressure. Topical gels should not. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Medrol (Definition)

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